It's easy to underestimate costs associated with boat maintenance
. Frankly, I've never spent anywhere near 10%, always *over* that amount. I'm sure others are more efficient, handy, thrifty, etc, but we all joke about "boat bucks", ($1000) so I think I'm not alone in spending this much.
Unless you're a great sailor, an engine
will be useful. Our boat
got trashed by someone trying to sail onto the dock
. Idiot. Insurance
might be useful if you plan to do that.
An Ocean Lover in Maine