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Re: My Escape Plan - Insights Wanted
The four grand a year for Maintance is not enough. Some months could run over that. Set aside about ten grand a year, and do your best to not use it all.
I read it costs twice as much money to keep a 40' boat afloat as it does a 30' boat. Larger sailboats have a harder time getting under bridges as in the Florida waters, and a harder time in shallow waters, around most any beaches you might become interested in. Bigger is not always better. Little harder to dock a 40's something sailboat over a 30's something sailboat.
Sailboat's are like gloves, pick the one that fits.
Also doubt you can stay in a monthly budget of $500. That is pretty much a beans and nothing else to eat budget. Living on the water does not mean you dine on fresh marine life every meal.
Last edited by sail123; 11-14-2012 at 02:56 AM.