So I know this has been done to death and there is no single
answer, but I'm hoping to at least get an idea if I'm on the right track or not.
I'm trying to get a decent idea if my maintenance budget
is reasonable or if I'm way off. I would assume that I am doing most of the minor stuff myself such as fixing the stuff that just needs a day of tinkering like replacing a hatch
, bottom jobs, or rerunning some water
lines, but hiring out the big stuff like engine
rebuilds or standing rigging
replacement. This also only includes maintenance
on the boat
, it does not include fuel
, upgrades, slip fees
So, if I buy a good condition cat (say a Legoon 38) with everything in pretty good shape (engine, sails
, etc) will an annual maintenance budget
of $15,000 keep the boat
in good condition? I know that there will be years that cost $50k and years that cost $5k but if I just start putting $15k/year into an account and working off of that (with access to extra if something big breaks in the first couple years) should that take care of it?
As far as usage, we are planning on buying
our boat in just over 2 years and living on it 9 months a year while leaving to work
3 months (we figured we would pull it out and leave it dry for those 3 months in a safe (hurricane free) area.