Join Date: May 2002
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What should I budget for annual maintenance costs?
My past (48 footer) and present (45 footer) run about 11 to 12%. My previous boats were in the 30 to 38 foot range and I got away with 9 to 10%. I''m the type I always shop for the best price of a good name brand item.
Doing all my own work not only saves quite a bit of change, but it also lets me know the boat inside and out. This is a great comfort incase a problem should come up offshore.
As I read in a previous post, it''s the nick-nack things that can realy add up. Happy Hour and dinner aboard your boat for you and friends, forgetting your Revos dont float when they fall off your head, Happy Hour, friend uses 12v test light for an ice pick, Happy Hour, ear plugs for when you jibe and she was down below cooking and didnt know it was comming, Happy Hour, alka-seltzer, Happy Hour.
good Sailing to all!