HOLLY MASTHEAD SAILOR!
I couldn't down load the excell spread sheet, but 17k a year!?
And $6500 for a haul out
? Had no idea, is that common for a 40'er?
10% of the purchase price
must apply at some age/price level, it can't be right.....a 30' $7,500 boat would be $750 in maintenance
? The reason the old boat was so cheap
, from what I see, is from deferred maintenance
and allowing it to fall apart.
As one post mentioned, newbies get your finances together....I'm trying to do that, to see what expenses will pop up generally.
Seems the better equiped the boat or more stuff on it, the higher the costs of maintenance and replacements
will be. I doubt I'll have a watermaker
. Your vinal seta covers shouldn't wear out as fast as the fake leather swayed stuff. I guess too if you have everything done for you it will cost you. I will have a brush, mask and fins, expecting to clean my own bottom.
So, how in the world have we had these threads about cruising on $1,000, $1,500 a month?
And, another question, a liveaboard
gets wear and tear everyday, just walking over the sole and flushing
gets more use than the weekender boat guy or a month cruise
a year, seems there would be a big difference for expenses ?
While I have only had small boats, under 27', covered in the back yard that cost less than a couple hundred bucks a year, not counting fuel
, anti-freeze and cleaning/polish stuff.
I'd think too a wood boat would cost more than fiberglass
, unpainted aluminum
might be less than glass boats.
Sail or motor
....most sailboats have motors if cruising, diesel
or OB, expenses can't be the same I'd think. I know sails
nor do they last if used. I would want to budget
or have my sinking fund as us bean counters would call it for expected future issues.
Is it cheaper to buy some good used sails and wear them out or go for new, sell used and replace with new....or buy new and wear them out?
Sorry for so many questions, didn't mean to get off course, but I can't see a broadly stated rule
of thumb for boats in general like 10%.