SailNet Community - View Single Post - First boat now.... or later?
View Single Post
  #11  
Old 05-28-2012
Nindark Nindark is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Nindark is on a distinguished road
Re: First boat now.... or later?

Lots of new ideas in my head! At least until the year, I think I am going to go the fractional membership route and look at doing charters to try out different boats. I will also look to see if I can crew on different boats as the opportunities pop up.

I will be keeping an eye out for a great deal and be ready to jump on it. The benefit of waiting until next year will give me more time to build up my “boat/boat maintenance fund”. Right now I could afford to buy a “cheap” Hunter 34 and then repairs/upgrades would have to be done on a month to month basis as funds would allow. Waiting until next year I will have enough cash set aside to do repairs/upgrades as needed or wanted.

As much as I would love to go buy something now, I think the smarter thing to do for now is to wait. Thanks to everyone for the advice!

James aka Nindark
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook