hours to build a 5.5m aluminium kitset powerboat

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  1. jmo
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    jmo New Member

    we are contemplating building a 5.5m aluminium kitset powerboat and would like to get an idea of hours to build.
    the design is a simple cuddy cabin version mainly for recreational fishing

    5.5m loa 2.35 wide

    very simple

    can anyone help
  2. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    what part of kiwiana you in ??
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Apart from anything else, unless there is an accomplished aluminium welder on the job, likely to end in tears.
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The only person that can offer a reasonable answer to your question, is a previous builder or preferably the designer. Anything else is just a guess. Building times can vary wildly, dependent on many variables and are very difficult to accurately predict.
  5. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    still waiting !!!!

    if you tell me where you are i can give you a number of a person that can give you the information you want and possibly more . :eek:
  6. jmo
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    jmo New Member

    thanks for the replies

    we have two expert builders lined up to quote on this project but before we get quotes from them we wanted to get an indicative cost

    is there some rule of thumb for cost or hours per length

    we are based in rodney just north of auckland

  7. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    send me a private message and i will give the guys name and phone number he lives in Massey ,West auckland ! 09 83********so not far from you possibly . could take your details and go see him possibly . but you can talk over the phone ! just click on tunnels and send a message with you contact details email !!:D
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