Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S/V Waltzing Matilda, Port Ludlow, WA (NW Puget Sound)
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
There is also an idea that sailing is cost prohibitive- which it is, as is boat ownership- however, it too is misplaced. ........
What is expensive about boat ownership is paying someone else to do the work for you and buying equipment, materiels and supplies from a "yachtie" source.
Example: I replaced all the standing rigging on my 30' boat by buying a 300'spool of 1/4" 7x19 316ss from a commercial source for $225 (75cent/ft).....through a rigger it would be as much as $3.35/ft ....I saved $7000 by doing the work myself (total cost was $250mat + $30lab) and getting materials from cheap source.