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ThurberMingus  ·  368 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 14, 2018

Yeah, daydream for now. And try to find a friend with one.

My ideal sailboat is probably big and wide enough that more than two adults can fit in it, but light enough that a couple people can carry it. If it can fit on a roof rack even better. I'd like to be able to bring a cooler and fishing gear, so the little racing designs aren't it.

The most inexpensive to build that is still a boat and not a garbage raft with a bedsheet are these things:

Most build reports I found cost between "a few hundred" and 2k. And they look like a plywood box but they're supposed to sail well. At the cheap end people use tyvek for sails:

At the other end of the spectrum are boats like this:

which took a retiree a year to build and an undisclosed amount of money.

But it's a beautiful little boat to drool over.

elizabeth  ·  368 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was just watching how this dude built a boat basically out of beach garbage:

(it's a 9 part video series)

And i think the next one he built, he only spent about 200$ or plywood and fibreglass.

He's a nut, but I love watching him build stuff.