is that 500 for the slip or a live aboard slip? boat insurance
? tow insurance, yacht club fees
... an apartment in disrepair is a lot different than a boat in disrepair (especially as your intention is to sail and not own a floating apartment) so the notion of upkeep becomes a totally different argument.
personally, i can ignore a lot in my house as it is pretty big but cant seem to ignore little things on my boat as every inch is right under my nose all the time.
as a professional chef
, i love to cook and, yet, find i spend more $$ on food
while living on than when i have access to a big fridge / freezer
AND i eat out more often while living on.
additionally, i spend more on random odds and ends (laundry / dry cleaning
supplies (i dont like harsh chemicals on the boat) etc) while living on.
i am not discouraging you AT ALL. i think life on board is great and prefer it to going home to the house. it just is not really less expensive.
picking up what i am putting down?