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Old 07-29-2014
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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).
Hull #68 S2 7.9 on our little landlocked puddle, Lake Wallenpaupack, PA, it's cheap, trailerable, and paid for.
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