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post #96 of Old 01-24-2013
johnnyquest37
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Re: can I afford to continue sailing

Can you afford to keep the boat? No. None of us can, but like crack addicts, we continue to pour money into our habit.

I got started in sailing to have something we could do as a family. My kids have been sailing since they were toddlers and today, as young adults, we continue to enjoy sailing together. Best thing I ever did as far as my kids are concerned.

Your boat expenditures don't seem too outrageous, but if you need to convince the wife that this is money well spent, calculate how much it costs you to keep her around. The boat is probably a bargain in comparison.

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