YIKES!!!!! 30+ foot boats are expensive!!
Hardware, sails, engine parts, insurance, slip fees, plumbing, maintainence, holy snikeeeees! How do you guys afford to live or is there a such thing as life after sailing. I need to just replace the engine, (or rebuild it) and buy a keel and install it on my 1980 Santana 30 that I won on a salvage auction a few weeks ago for 500.00 bucks. I was lucky because all the sails, rigging, wood work, plumbing, and upolstery and roller furling are in excellent condition and the deck and hull looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. But when I started looking at prices for engine parts, electical and reefer up grades and such, I about crapped my pants. My household income is about 85,000 a year and I am learning very quickly that boats and I mean nice boats are expensive.