Originally Posted by darylat8750
" Maybe what we are really looking at are great differences in wealth."
Could be. On the other hand, missing a corroded terminal and loosing a mast
gets expensive also............
Well, I certainly agree with you that overlooking maintenance
is costly. Are you suggesting that buying
new, large and expensive would save money
in the long term because you would not need to be concerned about things like corroded fittings? ..... Are you suggesting that power vessels are less likely to have costly problems when overlooking maintenance
? I don't think I understand the, "On the other hand..." comparison.
When comparing sail and power vessels with a concern for costs. The choice between sail and power is dwarfed compared to the choice between smaller and bigger or the choice between new and used.
My choice was a sailboat due to my passion for sailing. My chioce was smaller and older for my economy. I'm all for those with a greater opportunity to buy larger boats with huge sail and rigging
costs or huge engine
costs, but when it comes to choosing the power boat
or the sailboat, I don't think money
needs to be the deciding factor. More importantly, the choice should be made by your interest and capability.