If you want an interesting hobby that has a huge payoff at the end, why do not you try buying one of the many sailboat kits available in stores and online? These sailboat kits are far cheaper than the built sailboat. In addition, unlike other assembling hobbies, like trains and planes, you will have something you can actually mount on and sail.
This is a perfect hobby for someone who likes details and manual work. However, it is not for everyone. If you like fast results and going the easy way, then you should not even consider a sailboat. Get a motor boat instead.
Otherwise, if you have an engineering drive that makes you enjoy fixing, assembling, painting, measuring, etc., then you can not go wrong with sailboat kits.
If you have never tried assembling sailboat kits, you should try the easy, simple ones first. In reality, the price you will pay is very small compared to buying a boat, so it is a good investment even if what you really want is a bit sailboat that will allow you to take your family and friends for some time in the middle of the sea or a big lake. It will also let you gain some experience about building and sailing before you tackle harder, more difficult sailboat kits.
Another thing you should consider when selecting a sailboat kit, is getting one that gives you at least 2 options of propulsion. While the charm of a sailboat consists of mastering the wind and the sea in order to go wherever you want, there should be other options in case of emergency. Remember that not everyone can sail and if you find yourself too tired in the middle of the lake, you might need someone to help you get back to the shore. That is why it is a good option to select a sailboat that allows for the integration of a small motor, or roars.
Sailboat kits that allow for small motors also give you a better precision of movement. Unless you own your own island, you will usually sail in the vicinity of other sailboats. And you really do not really want to cause an accident because you had a sudden change of wind, speed or direction.
Finally, one last thing to have in mind when considering sailboat kits is space. It will take you some time to finish your boat, and in the meantime, you will have to have enough space for it in your house. This can be especially difficult if you are attempting to assemble a big boat.
In the end, sailboat kits are a fun hobby and a way to spend money for those of us who love the sea and creating things with our own hands.