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Old 08-05-2014
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
I spent more on my boat last year (payments, operation,maintenance, repair, storage) than my house last year (payments, fees, all utilities).

And I have a smaller 2 bedroom house and a 41' 2001 production model boat.
I have been cruising and living aboard for over 40 years and have never made a boat payment to a bank. I have built all my own boats. I do my own maintenance and repairs. I don't pay storage,just anchor out for free.
If your boat is costing you that much then you are obviously doing things wrong. Don't assume everyone does things that wrong.
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