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2009 Expenses

2009 Expenses for a CS-36 on a mooring in Casco Bay, ME;

Bottom job - strip, fair, wrap keel, barrier = $9050.00 (I now pay to have this done.

Bottom paint = $346.00 (normally one coat @ $169.00)

Insurance/Amica = $984.00

Excise/Registration = $122.00

Mooring Fee/Falmouth (non-resident) = $250.00

Storm Mooring Fee/Cumberland (resident) = $30.00

Winterize moorings = $220.00

New polydyne pendants = $177.00

Launch Service/Parking = $1100.00

Haul/Launch/Wrap/Store = $2480.0

New Prop = $562.00

Refrigeration Repair = $263.00

Mast Step/un-step = $450.00 (round trip)

Short haul July = $360.00 (to replace improperly pitched new prop)

Sail repairs/genny = $232.90

Replace zippers on dodger/bimini (UV damage) = $151.72 (supplies only)

Harken furler lead block kit = $160.54

ST-60 Wind Instrument = $701.09

Alternator re-build = $64.77 (parts only)

Starter re-build = $78.66 (parts only)

Engine preventative maintenance = $968.68 (hoses, waterpump re-build etc.)

New sail cover = $225.00

New main sail = $1670.00

Misc receipts (Defender/Hamilton/Jamestown etc.) = $2685.00

2009 Total Expenses = $23,331.46

Granted this was an expensive year, bottom job, could be done yourself for about $1-1.5k in materials but I refuse to do another one, new sail and an engine preventative maintenance over haul. The reality is that I do spend more than most but if you are a fastidious owner this stuff can add up quickly.

Even if I did nothing but the absolutely necessary stuff like haul, launch, store, insurance, registration & pay for my mooring/water access I am at $5636.00 and that is with no boat payment as we don't have one.

That figure is with NOTHING but the absolutes, not even fresh bottom paint, for a year..

Take out my sail, sail cover, engine fix up, ST-60 wind, bottom job and I still spent; $10,527.24 which is much closer to my average year...

I don't worry about the cost as this is a hobby which I enjoy and just accept as expensive.. Hell I could fly planes....$$$$$$$$$

Bottom line - Enjoyment with family = priceless

-Maine Sail / CS-36T

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Slip fee, $90 month
Diesel, $24 yr
winterize boat, $120 yr
Scrub bottom, twice/yr $20 tank fill
misc repairs / upgrades, $200 yr
Boat registration, $20 yr
beer, well lets not go there

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post

I don't worry about the cost as this is a hobby which I enjoy and just accept as expensive.. Hell I could fly planes....$$$$$$$$$
Once, my neighbour in the marina, told me that it was not expensive to maintain his big motor boat (45ft). I asked him to explain why. He ( a 60 year old guy) said to me that it was a lot cheaper than maintaining two lovers and as the boat gave him so much pleasure, he didn't miss them anyhow.
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