Re: Sailing On A Shoestring?
I saw the topic, and laughed... the thought was "aren't we ALL on a shoestring?"
Also some of the sail instruction classes offer discount day sailors for rent cheap once you've passed ASA 101 and 103. Especially in the larger sailing areas.
Also, for the record my first 22 foot keelboat cost me $4500, and $1000 a year for a seasonal slip.
I bought a trailerable 14 footer, for $1700, and trailered it for years with free launches. That boat was harder to sail by all measures than my 25 footer is now. Of course launching it was easier, and could be done with a small car.
"Rum Line" an S2 7.9 - cheap, fast, trailerable, and paid for.