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Old 23-08-2015, 20:11   #1
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Cruising Logistic Question

Experienced sailor bug to do some end of summer cruising - petosky - harbor springs - north port - beaver island - mackinaw island and back to a nearby port for storage in about 10 days, possibly solo. Thinking of buying 25 to 30 footer. Assume dockage fees would run about $35/night. No plans on what to do with boat afterwards but thinking of putting it up for storage to reduce cost. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.


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Old 23-08-2015, 20:23   #2
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Have you looked into boatbound.co? Seems a bit more logical than buying a boat for a ten day trip.
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Thanks - just checked boat bound and only one sailboat listed is a Catalina 36 for $350+/day. Prices for sailboats now for 26-30 ft on Craigslist are $1500 to $4k.


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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, jetskiguy.
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Thanks - just checked boat bound and only one sailboat listed is a Catalina 36 for $350+/day. Prices for sailboats now for 26-30 ft on Craigslist are $1500 to $4k.


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Owning a boat also has ongoing costs: maintenance, storage, insurance, and registration. In the price range you are talking about, I would expect annual maintenance alone to be similar to, or even exceed, the original price.
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Owning a boat also has ongoing costs: maintenance, storage, insurance, and registration. In the price range you are talking about, I would expect annual maintenance alone to be similar to, or even exceed, the original price.
Not to mention that a boat in that price range that was of sufficient size for cruising would probably need a further investment of time and money for repairs and gear before it would even be ready for the trip.
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