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2539Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Time to build a bigger boat like Fore and Aft?

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  • second_floor_loft
    Nov 28, 2009
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      It would seem to me that Fore An' Aft would be a giant step from your current project as a second boat. Size, cost, methods, all at once. That's the deep end of the pool for sure. Not knowing your criteria for a larger boat, I wonder if you might consider something like, for instance "Red Onion (flat bottom centerboard type) of it's sister Wild Oats (V-bottom centerboard type) as an intermediate step. There are many others in the Atkin catalog... I guess I always wonder, when considering a project; "Where am I going to build it?". Fore An' Aft is a very large boat. Perhaps as a sort of benchmark, look at the thread on the WBF, Building Peterson's "Susan" by RobB. He's up to post #10 now I think. Goes back several years and is very informative.

      Hope this helps.
      Paul T

      --- On Sat, 11/28/09, bakerssails <bakerssails@...> wrote:

      From: bakerssails <bakerssails@...>
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Time to build a bigger boat like Fore and Aft?
      To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009, 1:47 AM




      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogro ups.com, "JohnA" <jalmberg@.. .> wrote:


      > Hi there... I'm in the middle of building "Cabin Boy", my first wooden boat. The next will probably be something sensible, like "Little Bear", but I can't help wondering about the cost/time to build something like "Fore and Aft". I was talking to an experienced builder today, and he was saying that wood hasn't been this cheap for years, and if I ever wanted to build a 'real' boat, it's going to be hard to find a better time...


      > Has anyone on this list actually built a boat like Fore and Aft? Care to venture an estimate on the cost of materials, to within a few thousand? Assuming a simple, 'traditional' cabin? Not a gold-plater, in other words.


      > For time, I'm guessing 2000 hours or so. Am I even close?


      > Such a lovely boat...


      > -- John

      >hi i,m building tally ho major at the moment the hull has cost me about$8000 -$9000 here in australia paying around $1.50 per super foot

      it has taken me 3days a week for 1year to where i am see pics of Gallifery i think around 5000 hours in total will be about right i'm doing 4 days a week on it know make no mistake these type of boats are masses of work cheers Adrian



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