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Generally, home-built boats do not sell for enough for you to recoup a decent portion of the costs incurred when building the boat. You're probably far better off getting a factory-built boat, that is in need of some TLC, than you would be building a boat from scratch. This would give you some experience in boat repair and maintenance, but would be far more likely to allow you to recoup your costs.

There are a lot of boats in the 16-19' range that would be suitable for you to learn on. It might be helpful to say what you're looking to spend on the boat. Also, it would be good to say whether you want a boat that is easily trailered, or one that is going to be kept on the water, at a dock or mooring.

BTW, it seems much more likely that you'll be sailing more often if the boat is down at a dock or mooring and ready to go, compared to sitting on a trailer. If it is on the water, it is simple to go out for even a short afternoon/evening sail, which is not the case if the boat is sitting on the trailer.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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