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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I've been asked what it cost. Here's what I spent to build Tsunamichaser. I budgeted $25k US - what I had sold my Westsail 28 for.

Platform/shed $318.76
Tools (I own many) $1,252.31
Plans $769.29
Office Supplies (photocopies/postage mainly) $40.61
Lumber (plywood and boat wood) $3,186.99
Epoxy $4,632.63
Finishes $394.11
Sails $3,393.96
Rig $2,276.38 This includes things like anchors
Smelly gas engine $1,455.00
Canvas (tramp covers etc) $578.99
Electric $763.62 I bought a really cool LED masthead light for $450
Boat Hardware $1,852.26
Safety $78.49
Galley $241.44
Navigation $179.00
Launch $127.89 - 5 bucks for the boat launch ramp and the rest on a truck/trailer rental to tow my VW Jetta. I was busy picking seaweed from the axles so they didn't figure it out.

Parties and BBQ's about 700

So now you know.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Ethnic Catamaran Company said...

Reading thru your blog again, it struck me that you might really enjoy a book called 'The Starship and The Canoe' by Kenneth Brower (this'll tell you a little about it: http://tomecat.com/madtimes/archive/000713.html )

7:29 PM  
Blogger tsunamichaser said...

I've read this book several times and have had the opportunity to hang out with George Dyson. I haven't seen him in about ten years.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Do you know how much Tsunamichaser can carry? What is her loading capacity? Thanks for the great blog!

11:34 AM  

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