Originally Posted by deckofficer
Looks like she has upped the ante to a 100 ton steel trawler
. I wouldn't want those haul out
bills just for zincs that need to be welded on. Probably cheaper to have a diver/underwater welder do that. But either way, all the costs to operate, maintain, and insure is going to be low 6 figures per year.
I would like to think it could be done for less than that, Bob. There are plenty of REAL 100t steel trawlers being maintained for way less than that. Otherwise a boat grossing 200k a year and valued at 60k would never get hauled out at all. A trawler yacht needs no more maintenance
than an actual trawler.
Now let me go on record
saying I personally dont care for wood or steel and i am pretty lukewarm on ferro
. That pretty much leaves fiberglass
which is pretty tolerant of my casual approach to maintenance
. I, too, have literally thousands of hours leaning on a needle gun and I dont care to do it if I am not getting paid OT for it! Not my idea of what recreational boating
is all about. Nevertheless if her brood pitches in on topside maitenance it would help, and bigger zincs can last a few seasons barring ground issues. With a thorough bottom job in the first place, annual haulouts arent absolutely necessary. Hey kids
lessons? Heres a nice hull
scraper while youre down there... with light use the machinery is good for low maint costs. No sails
, standing or running rigging
to replace. A small compensation for not being able to harness the free energy of the wind
. Yeah worst case scenario 100k a year could certainly be exceeded but I think it could be kept for less than half of that. Time will tell.