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Old 16-04-2012, 08:52   #16
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Parts are expensive in Mexico. The better grade yellow diesel Jerry cans were $56 at Lopez Marine in La Paz. The difficulty is in actually finding what you need. Sometimes it simply isn't possible. We went from Cabo to La Paz before we were able to find a new temp gauge, and even then only one store had it (Lopez). Pump prices are crazy. A little jabsco circulating pump was listed at several times home prices in Ensenada. When you go into a chandlery you see a bunch of West Marine branded items that have been purchased at West Prices and re-sold. I am not making a judgement here, but it's much, much easier to outfit a boat in the USA. Not everything is more expensive. We bought a handful of Bimini fittings to build a new jerry can rack in La Paz for about $8 each, so it is a mixed bag. Down here there is no benefit of online shopping or price matching (West Marine will usually match online prices from even the sketchiest websites).
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:52   #17
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

To me, 90k overall sounds great.

We are estimating a total investment in our boat of about 80k and we have a much smaller boat that needed a lot more work than what the Bum's picked up.

I think ever story and every need is different. The trick is finding the ones that closely match your own ideas and performances and use those as baselines.
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:53   #18
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

Under $90k for a well-outfitted and upgraded 43' bluewater boat seems reasonable to me, though it doesn't fit in my personal budget.
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:55   #19
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

I guess it's all about what our purpose is here. Criticize, or constructive criticism? I agree with Mimsy, when i read the title of the tread it did seem like it was a personal shot at Bumfuzzle.

48 thousand for a 43 foot spindrift...that is fantastic. Dang, if you had to write something about another CF member THAT should be the title to this thread.

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Old 16-04-2012, 09:01   #20
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

I've listed everything I have spent (well, except the lasts two months haven't been filled in). I'm doing all the labor myself if anyone is interested in more budget ideas. Warning.. it's expensive to go cruising!

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Old 16-04-2012, 09:12   #21
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

Wow, Matt and Jessica great website, so organized and great info.
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Old 16-04-2012, 09:29   #22
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I've listed everything I have spent (well, except the lasts two months haven't been filled in). I'm doing all the labor myself if anyone is interested in more budget ideas. Warning.. it's expensive to go cruising!

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Thanks for sharing this info!
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Thanks guys! I'm updating the numbers for the past two months....spent $5000 with Defender's sale last week
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

Looks to be a fine vessel for 90K.
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Old 16-04-2012, 14:29   #25
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

How many remember the criticizem of the Bums when they left CA for Mexico re:shakedown cruise?

Seems to me they are spending a LOT of time getting it right.
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

I think they've done really well and I love that they are so willing to share their adventure, costs, decisions, challenges, etc... with the rest of us. Seriously awesome folks IMHO.
I'm now going to go check out Matt & Jessica!
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Wasn't a 'Fuzzle fan the first time around but the first couple of paragraphs indicate a couple that is maturing, living a more normal budget and having a respect for what they are doiing they may not have had the first time.

$90k for the boat they now have looks great, overall. The list of things they invested in look smart and necessary. The only thing I would question is the autopilot install but I can see it with labor + parts and if they decided not to install their own gear, so what? Machts nichts to me.

I am warming up to these folks and wish them well.

So the new answer on what I should spend for a 41 foot cruising boat is about $90k?

I reckon you can do it cheaper and morre expensive. The "Bums" a probably near the median in terms of pay others vs. do it yourself.

Good on them for getting out there again.
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

Why should I or anyone else care?
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

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Why should I or anyone else care?
In that case I wonder why you even bothered to read the thread.
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Re: Costs of the Bumfuzzle's new ride!

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Why should I or anyone else care?

So you can add your "two cents", which you have now accomplished.
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