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Rough cost estimate

Posted by Sandy 
Rough cost estimate
January 08, 2001 04:01PM
Hey Sandy,
I have been Looking at your website and deciding on wether to build a boat. Couple of questions. 1 what is a rough estimate of materials cost to build a boat and what about a trailer? 2. Suggestions on material suppliers in Colorado Front range to buy materials from? Thanks for your suggestions. Lindsey
Re: Rough cost estimate
January 08, 2001 05:48PM
Hi Lindsay:

It's been a while since I ran an estimate. I buy stuff
all the time, and seldom pay attention to costs. That's the way I am.

I believe you can build a stitch and sew boat, with Okoume mahogony marine plywood and Gougeon Bros epoxy, and fa
ic from wherever, for about $1200 for everything. You can save some money by using epoxy from Raka (look at the boatlinks page). Fa
ic prices are like grocery prices, they change
all the time, from source to source. Try fiberlay, raka and
others. I don't like defender industries, they have the lowest fa
ic prices, and quality to match.

Saving money is not the right reason to build your own boat.
I do it because I like to do it, and because I get a better
boat that way.

Re: Re: Rough cost estimate
January 08, 2001 08:18PM
In reply to "Re: Rough cost estimate", posted by Sandy on Jan 8, 2001:
> Hi Lindsay:
>
>It's been a while since I ran an estimate. I buy stuff
>all the time, and seldom pay attention to costs. That's the way I am.
> ......
>Saving money is not the right reason to build your own boat.
>I do it because I like to do it, and because I get a better
>boat that way.
>


L.C.....try again, something went wrong with your
post, and not everything showed up.

What where you going to say?
That I had it about right?
Or that I had it all wrong?


Re: Rough cost estimate
January 09, 2001 01:05AM
I am in the middle of building my boat. I have bought the plywood, built the stations, bought 1/2 of the epoxy, and all of the fa
ic. I would say that Sandy's estimate is fair, if you can buy your wood locally. If you have to special order the wood I think your costs will go way up. I am able to get my wood locally.

Danny
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