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Okay,,,,,,I tried to search in the forums for any information on the construction choices for Glen L Marine's "Amigo". I even searched Glen L's own site........I live in Alaska and I am here for another say three years....what is a boy to do????.......I want to build a boat of course. Two kinds of boats that make me drool.....traditional and the fast. The fast will have to wait until my next incarnation. Please humor me folks......does anyone have experience building either the strip planked or FG versions of these crafts???? I am looking for any information on rigs like these. Wooden Boat has some cryptic info...but how does a guy really know? I would buy a ready built boat but the prices here are higher than the ears on a giraffe.....
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AKscooter, once sobriety kicks in, you may realize that building a boat is Not cheaper than buying a used one. Trust me, I have been down this road. Enjoy looking around, make your purchase and get sailing while you can! Remember to save just a little for a well-stocked bilge!
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Building your own boat can be less expensive than buying a comparable boat new, and allows you to get a boat configured just the way you want it, with the features and options you want. However, it is, as Nemier points out, not the most economical way of getting into sailing or buying a boat.

There are plenty of used boats that are reasonably priced and in good shape. Buying one and shipping it to Alaska might even be less expensive than building one, given that you'll have to ship most of the raw materials and parts in.


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I'm a big fan of 'custom' boats, cars, and motorcycles. As sailingdog says, building them is a great way to do it, but it does get expensive and time consuming.

My preference is to buy ragged out, but solid boats for a song, then customize it to fit my needs.
I've picked up a few boats that went real cheap because the interiors were completely missing, no-one bought them because they were 'bare', personally I prefer them that way because I can get right to building the interior I want without having to tear out the old stuff and disposing of it.

I keep saying I'll build a boat from ground up, but I've yet to find a plan I wouldn't want to change somehow, so I keep with my conversions.

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