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Old 07-29-2014
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

People always say a boat is a hole in the water in which one throws their money, but I've never understood the statement.
I've not lived in a house in my adult life, but I can't imagine that it costs less to maintain a house, than a boat. As my boats have always been my homes (and sometimes my workplaces), I just don't see it as all that expensive to have a boat.
In many cases, a slip convenient to a city (like Charleston, SC or Providence, RI) is considerably less than a comparable apartment. Often slip fees include, water, garbage, cable, internet and parking. Beat that you shore dwellers!
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