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1980's Precision 18 total cost to own

I am looking to buy a Precison 18 under $5000 with a trailer. My question is how much should I expect to spend on it anually with all things considered maintenenace, repairs, replacements, insurance, towing costs and everthing else i missed? It will be on a trailer and kept in my yard and i would do everthing i can myself.

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$250-300 000. This is a worst case budget, assuming you plan to tow your boat coast to coast weekly behind a new Lamborghini.


Realistically we need more info.

How far do you plan to tow it?
how often?
What kind of tow vehicle?
What kind of shape is the running rigging, standing rigging, and sails in?
What kind of shape is the trailer in?
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Funny answer... but almost as accurate as the one I was going to suggest, which is "however much you have"... boats seem to find a way.
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Definitely one of those "How long is a piece of string?" type questions.

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I think on an 18 footer the whole however much you have probably doesnt apply. If its in decent shape it should just cost you whatever your gas money and issurance cost will be. And the insurance shouldnt be much. If the motor is a lemon that could be another issue.
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I did not wish to start a new thread, so hoping someone with experience with the Precision 18 can help out. Can someone tell me how much storage there is on this boat? Is there cockpit bench storage or is it all used up by the quarter berth? How about storage in the cabin? I suppose the quarter berths could be used as storage, as I really can't see anyone sleeping 4 in this boat, even though it is "designed" to do so...
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Make sure to read "Tom Scott's" handbook on said boat. Far be it to recommend another board, but Tom Scott frequents THIS board and another trailerable sailboat board. He doesn't own just 1 boat either! Wealth of knowlege on both these boards. The P18 was a definite consideration for me before I bought my capri 22. If I hadn't already had a big tow vehicle the P18 would have been the boat for me, mostly after Reading Tom's writeup on that aforementioned precisionowners board.
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