"Cost" and "boat" in the same sentence are irrelevant to me. I have totally gutted and rebuilt three (37', 43' and 38') boats and spent far more on each of them than I could ever hope to recoup in my widest dreams.
The difference is I knew what I was doing and wanted to do it anyway. The problem comes from noobs and dreamers who have no idea what they are getting into when they buy a $15k, 38' trawler from Craigs List. The yards I visit are littered with the broken dreams of the uneducated.
Aphorisms to live by .....
If you can live with the consequences, go for it - wg
Y'am what I y'am an' thats' all that y'am - Popeye