Join Date: Jan 2012
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
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.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"