Re: Thinking of buying a new boat
Seems I read somewhere that you will spend about 10% of the purchase price per year for maintenance, at least at first.
Anything you buy that's older than a decade will have "deferred maintenance" and the stuff that the prior owner did not do will usually be the higher-priced repairs or upgrades..............
Sailing is a whole lifestyle, and we have loved it and lived it for going on four decades. But like all "lifestyles" it has its costs as well as some wonderful benefits.
And DO pay attention to the advice to buy a smaller boat for the first year or two. Tens of thousands of owners and crew/families have started out on something like a Catalina 22. They often have local fleets to learn from and even become social with.
ps: romario, please do fill in some of your blank bio. At least your location.
Last edited by olson34; 05-20-2012 at 06:41 PM.