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post #11 of 66 Old 04-19-2007
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Cliff - Wait until you decide to fix/upgrade just one thing. The pandora's box that you will open will make Ben Franklin jump out of your wallet like it's on fire!

If only sailing wasn't so damn enjoyable........
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Cliff,
You took a couple of big hits this year being your first year with the boat.
Survey, Haul and relaunch etc., In the following years you obviously wont have these expenses. Also, the more you get into it and the longer you are in it, the more you'll find doing yourself. This will help greatly reduce your yard bills. Unless you gots lots of money to burn.
All in all like others have stated, nothing really out of the norm here.
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Don't Worry About a Ting...

Hey, I know NOTHING. I'm hoping to learn a lot from all of you. Cliff, I like the guys reply about peanut butter and e-bay. I have a kid myself.
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Ok, so here's my plan...

Sell everything, live aboard, get rid of the engine...too expensive. Eat peanut butter and jelly...drink Old Style beer, put the kids on e-bay (Ok, so I stole that last one)
Cliff, sink the boat, collect the insurance money, live on the dock in a tent.

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Uh, it looks like the $600 is year to date and covers about 25% of the year.

$1800 is about the same that I pay though I'm in one of the cheapest slips at our marina. To get across the way next to the pool would add about $500 more a year.

A pool? For that much? Where are you at? Are there slips available?
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Sailing is cheaper than some passtimes.....I just can't think of any at the moment.
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Sailing is cheaper than some passtimes.....I just can't think of any at the moment.
Golf is pretty expensive as hobbies go, and far less practical IMHO. Have you seen what country club memberships and greens fees are going for nowadays... not to mention what a good set of clubs costs.

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Cliff - I guess that's the dockage price you pay to be in the boating mecca and in warmer weather. Being in the Great Lakes, the dockage prices are alot less, I pay about $1500 for the year, but can only sail for 5 months max.

Now I understand why people live on their boats out your way.
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All totaled Synergy's annual expense's equal roughly $3600-4000 per year, of which I pay 2/3. I am out on her 500 or more hours per year which means that it costs me roughly $4-5 per hour. Sounds cheap to me.

(I probably buy more sails than most on this forum but then again I don't pay dockage and I do most of my own maintenance work.)

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A pool? For that much? Where are you at? Are there slips available?
We're at Stingray Harbour Marina in Deltaville, and yes I think there there are a couple of slips open on the same dock I'm on. They would be suitable for boats up to roughly 30' or so.

Stingray Point Marina

It's a pretty rural area around D'ville, which provides a great respite for those seeking refuge from the NoVa rat race. The marina itself is best descibed as "park like". There is a replica screwpile lighthouse that serves as the office and is available if you want to host a party or get together. The pool is not huge but offers welcome relief on the steamy days, and has never been crowded when I was there. We really enjoy it dispite the long drive for us. It seems the vast majority of owners around Deltaville are from the Richmond area, which is the closest large city.

From what we've seen, it seems like prices increase as you go up the bay towards Annapolis, or down the bay towards Norfolk.
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