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)
Mooring Fee/Falmouth (non-resident) =
Storm Mooring Fee/Cumberland (resident) =
Winterize moorings =
New polydyne pendants =
Launch Service/Parking =
New Prop =
Refrigeration Repair =
Mast Step/un-step =
$450.00 (round trip)
Short haul July =
$360.00 (to replace improperly pitched new prop)
Sail repairs/genny =
Replace zippers on dodger/bimini (UV damage) =
$151.72 (supplies only)
Harken furler lead block kit =
ST-60 Wind Instrument =
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 =
New main sail =
Misc receipts (Defender/Hamilton/Jamestown etc.) =
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