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post #1 of Old 01-29-2009 Thread Starter
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Ouch $$$

I know, we all suffer the same thing: sailing is expensive. I'm the proud new owner of a 39' ketch, planning to sail her home from Florida in May. That's the good part. But to take care of my crew, I bought an epirb ($), a liferaft ($$$), assorted other equipment ($$), charts, gps($) and so on.
Today I called the boatyard. Of course I need a bigger mooring, with heavier chain, and a larger ball ($$$). I think that all of this is going to end up costing at least 15% of what I paid for the boat. I knew it was more expensive to upsize, I guess I'm just in sticker shock.
Maybe I should just be content to sail my dory. I could even cruise it, But Jane won't stay aboard that one.
Thanks for listening.
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