Join Date: Jan 2011
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?
My baby cost $2200. 25 feet of completely seaworthy, coziness. Sure, I don't have a large salon or a shower, but I have beds for 4, and I can sail the coast of Maine on a shoe string. If I had to spend . . . . $40,000 on a boat and $5000/year slip/haul/storage/maintenance, there is no way I would be sailing. I'm thankful and blessed with my little trailer sailor. I get the thrill and freedom of sailing, stay for a week at a time in remote bays and hidden coves, anchor in as little as 3'-0 of water (dead low), take friends out, motor up to the fancy man's dock at the Lobstah, Shack, then pull her out, take her home for a wash and re-store for next trip. I'll never cross an ocean but don't want to. I'll never travel the ICW, but don't want to. I'll never date Michelle Pfeiffer . . . wait, I could go for that. But you get my point. Bigger does NOT mean better, or more committed to sailing. In many cases it means just the opposite. I've seen folks who have obviously been at anchor for weeks. In Maine????? Well, off my soapbox and back to work.