Originally Posted by sailorboy1
Attached are 4 years of boat ownership costs (not counting payments). It occurs to me that if I hadn't spent the last 7 years sailing and had saved the money it has cost to have what currently is a hobby that I could be out cruising now instead.
How much is your boat costing you? Do you even know?
I don't understand - if you didn't have the boat and the expenses, how would you be out cruising now without a boat and the expenses?
Or did you mean that you could have just bought a boat now and gone with the ongoing expenses? If this, that isn't a good idea - it is very good to know your boat well before taking off.
We know exactly how much our boat is costing us, but we also know exactly what we would be missing without it. Those don't always balance well for some, and we meet many people each year who drop out because of this. Many of those did not own the boat long before leaving.
BTW, when you do leave, the dockage and storage
payments go away!