One of the most common questions when considering building a boat is how long will it take, and how much will it cost. I know that many builders get into this endeavor not only from the love of doing it, but to save money.
It’s probably debateable if its really a money saving idea, and its certainly going to take you longer than you thought (but I still encourage you to give it a try if you want).
Glen-L is a good resource for plans and supplies and general boat-building information. They recently asked people for feedback on their costs for home-building various boats (Glen-L designs). The resulting comments and information gives a lot of good information on the ranges of both money and time people are investing in their builds.
I try to list expenditures and elapsed time on my various blog posts and will provide totals at the end. So far I’m about $6,000 dollars, and an unknown amount of time (I haven’t added it up recently).