yes, just because my budget is 100k, doesn't mean I have to spend it.
it's all relative I guess. 100k isn't obscene to me for a daysailer/weekender (my use)
$750,000 for a Hinkley is. I guess its all relative. besides, I have the income and savings.
35, single, no kids, 6 figure job..... now if i could find me a mate I'd be happy.
to further my discussion, i'm drawn to the romantic idea of buying an older boat, putting some elbow grease into her, and then getting her into the water. The truth is, I have no tools, no room, and no knowledge on how to fix up a boat. I would drop it off at a yard, say to the guy get it turn-key and showroom shiny and ready for the water. here is a check, I'll see you in a couple weeks. (or something like that)
This is what makes me believe I should buy something new.
my sailing up till now is on small slooops. american 18's, 14's, j24, hobie cats, etc....
I'm going to take some sailing courses through the colgate school this summer in the BVI (that is my plan).