We Built a live-on boat for $300
"The oh so proper yachting press would have you believe that you must spend at least $2,000 to own a twenty-foot cruising sailboat. Hogwash! My lady and I built and outfitted Hina for less than $300 and $90 of that was spent on a suit of used sails alone!
Instead of using costly marine hardware, we made our own fittings from scrounged materials. And we combined efficient, modern design concepts with older "tried and true" methods. At the start, we had only limited woodworking skills and a few hand tools no plans and no blueprints to follow. We relied simply on intuition plus what little we could learn about the boat designs of faraway times and places."
(Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )
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