I hear a lot about boats needing maintenance
, and how this equates to a most of the costs of owning a boat. It's not that I disagree with this claim, but sometimes I wonder how much of this is attributed to how negligent the boat owner is. I have to wonder because most people just take things for granted, and when things break down, just throw money
at the problem.
Other things to consider:
- Are you paying more than you should for service or parts?
- Is the extra money spent on "higher" quality worth it?
- Is the money saved on poorer quality worth it?
- Do you spend more money preventing problems or fixing them after it breaking?
- Are you a careful person, or do you only notice the consequences of your actions when there's nothing less than a big gaping hole in your hull?
- Are you good at anticipating things that seem like it would be a problem?
How wasteful/inefficient can you really get, and do you think people who aren't as frugal, have a prominent opinion or voice on the belief that boat maintenance is costly
. No doubt it costs money, but can it be exaggerated, and even if just by a little, do you think it is exaggerated? Maybe you are of the opinion that it is underestimated. I want to hear your opinions either way.