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Old 20-05-2010, 10:07   #16
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Originally Posted by solosailormike View Post
Thanks SolosailorMike. You raise good points that we think about, too. While we're still putting together numbers I suspect that on a financial basis it would be hard to justify purchasing a boat. The attraction is having your own boat available whenever you want it, able to modify it, don't have to plan in advance .. more emotional than rational. It's like a fisherman (I'm not) - why do they spend so much time and money fishing when it is so much cheaper, easier and faster to buy a fish at the local market? In any case we're still exploring our options - I'd put the odds right now at about 60 - 40. Thanks for your thoughts.
The economics of owning a boat only make sense if you use it a lot (how much is a lot?). If you only plan to sail 2-3-4 weeks a year then charter. If you will spend many weeks or months on the boat the purchase.

Also, if you want to go places where there are no charter boats available then you have to purchase.

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Old 12-06-2010, 20:48   #17
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to get aboard as many boats as possible and try to sail a few monos and cats the same length. With me, I just like the way monohulls sail and their motion so I don't think I could ever convert to cat. It isn't a matter of cost.
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