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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
I'll probably agree with BO on the %. BUT, none the less, the hull is a smallish % of the whole boat. Add in sails, motor, deck gear etc, then hull is a very very very small % of the whole cost of a boat.
While I do not want to get into a arguement with anyone over which hull material is best persay.......it shows that even steel, aluminum, FRP etc, it really will not matter which you have a boat built of, or build yourself, you still have a BIG expense in the cost of the rest of the boat. Again, assuming ALL is bought new to new'ish if you will. Not from scratch, not including a cost of some sort for your personal labor if you built it vs buying it.
When I do landscapes for folks, many times the most expensive part is literally "me". Materials are a minor part of the deal, depending upon the what I am doing, how I am doing it. Access.....can I get that 100 yds of topsoil to your back yard with my bobcat at 20-25yd and hr, or do I have to wheel barrow at 2-3 yds and hr, or in some cases, literally in 5 gal buckets at 1/2 yd per person an hr up or down 50-75 steps!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!