Similar to some of the other posts on renting
I have never owned my own sailboat, but have always wanted to. I have now come to the point where enough is enough. I want to get into it more.
I have my White Sail III and have sailed with my friend in his Ericsen 27 a bit.
Sailed Albacore dinghy
throughout 1 summer. Sailed Laser II when I was a kid a couple of times.
Windsurfed for 15 years. Used Power boats for 25 years (small fishing
boats, 21 ft Pontoon boats, 18 foot 235 hp ski boats)
So my sailing experience is limited.
So I was considering spending about $20k on a boat maybe 26-29ft (100% financed) depending on whats out there in the Toronto - Kingston, Ontario
When I start to investigate and determine what it would cost to moor, storage
, launch etc....
It appears it would cost roughly $2,600 per year just to moor, store for winter, Haul in and out each spring/fall.
Have no idea of the annual Repair costs, but could not afford the mooring
and then come up with any significant $$ for repairs
Since I only plan to use weekends and say couple of weeks holidays per year.
I could probably charter
one for $4,000 for 2 weeks and 3 long weekends, which is a good part of the summer anyway.
Perhaps that might be a better option for now until maybe I retire and have more time on my hands?