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1490 Build Time

Let us be clear... it takes a whole lot of work to put one of these kits together.  It is not an undertaking for the faint of heart.  Estimates from Schionning are around 6000 man hours,  but it could take us as many as 10,000 since we are not professionals.

Build Time Breakdown:

The estimate above of 6 to 10 thousand hours is to sail away.  That is not how long it take to build the shell.  From what we have researched, that portion is about half the time (or a little more, since we are amateurs).

Now, those numbers are in 'man hours' as if one person were building the whole boat.  We are a team of five people, so that breaks down differently.  Some of us are part time, but two are full time.  I figure, we have about the equivalent of three full time people.  So, figuring a 2,000 hour a year work load, that means we can accomplish 6,000 hours in a year, or 10,000 hours in 1 and 2/3 years.  For safety sake, call it two years.

The first year will be putting the shell together and the second 2/3, or full year, we will be adding in all the rest of the items to the boat.  Then we set sail around the world!
(The boat shown is 'Escapade' which is hull #1, currently being constructed).

1490 Build

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