Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
Houses cost money, boats cost money, horses cost money...
According the the IRS.. I'm in the top 5% (thanks to my wife's income and mine combined). I don't feel like the top 5%. I can tell you the IRS has hammered my income so hard I've stopped doing freelance IT work because they took 40+% of my income when I did.
My boating side is cheap though... boat was $5k. I've dropped at least as much in sails, and equipment... but that's been over 3 years. Dockage has been about $1200/year.
Comparatively my sailing is cheap (just feeding 3 horses is more expensive in a year, and that's keeping them at home).
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.