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What tax write-off?
well if you have a loan at least the interest is deductible. Perhaps if you could get a doctor to prescribe it for stress relief?
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Working on my boat always feels like a prisoner digging a tunnel to freedom. Yes, sometimes it does take that long.
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Therapy for the soul and a tax write off...LOL
I write off the costs of repairs and upgrades to keep it livable, cooking fuel etc... I bought it with a credit card so the card interest on the purchase price is deducted, how about % of slip rent.
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I write off the costs of repairs and upgrades to keep it livable, cooking fuel etc...
I hope you don't get audited. Deducting repairs and upgrades is not allowable for a recreational boat under IRS code. I doubt interest is deductible either unless you have full galley and real marine toilet (Porta-potties don't count).
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Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Lounging in the cockpit on the hook, listening to the wind howl in the rigging, while the lake stinkpots flee for cover.
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Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

I can't believe that nobody listed one of the most satisfying things...

The look on your powerboat friends faces when you tell them how much you spent on diesel last season ($32.80 for me)
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I can't believe that nobody listed one of the most satisfying things...

The look on your powerboat friends faces when you tell them how much you spent on diesel last season ($32.80 for me)
I'm afraid that one won't work for us. Our annual fuel expenditure is about us$1800.00, mostly for the generator, which works out to about us$150.00 a month for utilities, which really isn't that bad.
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I can't believe that nobody listed one of the most satisfying things...

The look on your powerboat friends faces when you tell them how much you spent on diesel last season ($32.80 for me)
Just spent $22 for the season (5 gal).

Then I'll get to see how long it will last.
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Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

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When I was considering my sailboat purchase, so many people warned me away from getting a boat. "Boats eat money", "You won't use it as much as you think you will", and "The two best days are when you buy the boat and when you sell the boat". So I worried I might be making an irrational decision, but decided if I was going to have mid-life crisis a sailboat was far better than a BMW, a house, a baby, or a start-up (which seemed to be how most late 30-something crises were manifesting themselves around me).

Instead, I find that I highly underestimated the benefits of owning a sailboat. Here are the things that really surprised me:

1. A sailboat makes an excellent weekend vacation cottage, even if you don't leave the slip.
2. Other people find sailing and sailboats interesting and are always asking about your sailboat. If you are bad at small talk, a sailboat offers an endless source of conversational material.
3. Everything on a sailboat is more fun. Even cleaning a sailboat is way more fun than cleaning your house.
4. New car smell has nothing on sailboat teak smell.
5. Watching birds catching fish and other people docking their boats is better than 99% of television.

What pleasant upsides have you found about having your sailboat?

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You've got it exactly right. I too was worried that I was making a totally irrational decision. But you have hit it right. One thing I would add is that I am still awed by the fact that the wind alone can move this large vessel and put her on a heel. Something about seeing a wake behind the boat under sail.
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For years I lived on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin and kept my boat at a mooring field on the western short of Lake Mendota. I worked downtown Madison, just 3 blocks from the pier and breakwater at Tenney Park in Madison. During the summer I would sail to work in the morning and sail home in the evening. Sweet.
I love biking to the boat, then sailing to the golf course, golfing and then the reverse.
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