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A lot of it depends on what you do for work. If you're a medical doctor, I doubt it, but if you are a car mechanic, or some other highly portable profession, then it might be very possible.

Building a plywood boat is a fairly substantial task. How suitable the boat for the type of sailing you'll be doing is really dependent on the design of the boat you'll be building. Foam-cored construction might be a good option as well, and may be simpler and a bit easier than cold-molded wood construction. However, the cold-molded wood, if done properly, will generally make a stronger, more rigid and lighter boat.

You might also want to look at multihull plans, as they make very good gunkholing boats, given their very shallow draft.

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