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Re: [Michalak] Re: Boat Building Cost

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  • john colley
    I agree with you.Minecost me as much as a fibreglass production canoe,But it has WAY more character.   There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 23, 2012
      I agree with you.Minecost me as much as a fibreglass production canoe,But it has WAY more character.

       
      "There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace."
      -Sigurd Olson


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      From: Martin Houston <mtnridr13@...>
      To: "Michalak@yahoogroups.com" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, 23 November 2012 3:10 AM
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: Boat Building Cost


       
      No matter what formula you use it always costs more & takes longer than you think it will. We all know this going in. There are no cheap boats. If you want it bad enough, you do whatever it takes. Then you will have a boat.

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      From: Mark Albanese <marka97203@...>
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 2:48 AM
      Subject: [Michalak] Re: Boat Building Cost

      This a rather nice effort, Don. I wondered where the marine ply at 
      such bargain prices could come from tho, so checked out your Roddis 
      Lumber. Looks wonderful! Sad to say, $63 3/4" marine can only be had 
      at the end of some very congenial time warp.

      The two ways of thumbing boat costs are generally length, deceptive, 
      and weight, more accurate.

      Here's Jim from 1999 on estimating boat costs. Takeaway that there's 
      more to it than the plywood and epoxy, and he left out all that 
      sandpaper.
      http://tinyurl.com/bkuetba

      This is his amusing Boat Baloney article.
      http://tinyurl.com/a48lvwj

      Others have put cheap homebuilts at $2-3 a pound, a bit more than 
      you're showing.
      Mark

      On Nov 21, 2012, at 2:19 PM, Donald Greer wrote:

      > Just out of curiousity, does anybody have a "rule of thumb" for final
      > boat cost based on the plywood bill? My assumption is that if you 
      > go for a
      > marine-ply build, then you'll use appropriately more
      > expensive accouterments so I'm thinking the relationships is pretty 
      > much
      > linear (why in hell would you spend 2x for marine, then use crappy
      > hardware?).
      > Anyway, just asking as I've created a spreadsheet to make some 
      > estimates
      > on some of Jim's boats based on plywood bill and glass kits from 
      > Duckworks.
      > Don
      >
      > PS, if you're curious, here's a link to the spreadsheet I've been 
      > playing
      > with.
      >
      > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?
      > key=0AvQeX8mehBtPdHd4MC1LaWVSblFOZmlkelRIZTctN3c
      >
      > --
      > "I don't necessarily believe that software should be free, but if 
      > you pay
      > for it, it should work." -- Me
      >
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      >
      >

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