Approximate cost of a one-off 29er like boat?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by 1gerry, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. 1gerry
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    Hello all,

    I am new in this forum.
    I have been doing lots of research recently, and I would like to start building a sailing skiff, similar to a 29er, or a javelin (

    Can anyone give me some kind of indication of how much I could expect to spend to build a complete boat like this in plywood(rig and sails included)? And what would be the cost if I were to make it in fiberglass?

    I am under the impression that a marine plywood boat would be faster, easier and cheaper to build than a foam core fiberglass one. Is this correct?

    I've also read somewhere that it would take something like 500hrs to build the hull. Is this correct?

    Side note. I am in Canada. I have a little bit of fiberglass and woodworking experience. I am an industrial designer, so I am quite good at figuring out little construction problems.

    Thanks to all!

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