I'm aware of the pitfalls, and I already own a boat that sails.
I'm looking at this as a long term project, several years to be sure.
I own a well equipped woodshop and have a yard to store the project beside it.
I also have a significant network that includes a fiberglass professional, a former boatbuilder, a plumbing and electrical systems whiz, even a very good friend that sells marine supplies for one of the largest wholesalers on the east coast.
I know the project will cost me some $, but I'll be ok...