Originally Posted by sharpey
RSYC will have space, but its far too choppy to liveaboard
on a monohull
. Not sure how bumpy it'd be with a Cat though...
Nonsense. I've lived aboard at RSYC for a year now on a monohull
. There is no "chop" at all. But yes, its rocky at times from the wake of the ferry
tenders at the pier next door but only rolling swells, no "chop" as there is a wave attenuator between the pier and the marina.
I wonder how most boaters in Singapore even manage when under sail/power. Its not like your boat is totally still. During my time at RSYC I have had one glass fall over from the rolls. If you want absolute stillness, go live in a condo.
To the OP:
More on your living expenses:
* Utilities (I pay approx. $150 a month for electricity & water
, with generous use of Aircon)
* Berthing approx. $500 for 10m boat
(if you plan on taking the boat out)
they say 10% of purchase
* Upgrades - add electronics
, new fridge, toilet etc and we're talking $$$
* Boat boy - do you intend to clean the hull
yourself or get someone else to do it? For the time/effort it saves me I pay $600 a month for all cleaning
of my boat as well as trip preparation, odd jobs etc. My boatman is worth his weight in gold (and his smaller than me so can get into those hard-to-reach places!)
* Club dues (and don't forget the outlay on the initial membership
...significant cost if you're looking at One Degree 15!)
Last time I enquired (late 2013), MKB and 1D15 had no berths available. RSYC is almost full and can only accommodate boats of a certain length.