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LandLocked66c 04-08-2010 09:06 PM

$616.79 and the boat isn't even home yet!
 
Jeesh there is alot of stuff needed before you can even own your boat. Trailer tires, hitch, ball, straps, wiring harness, etc.... I know i'll have to re-wire the trailer too. I'm planning on just spending money on her this summer! :laugher Might actually sail, depends if I have any money left for gas... :)

I was looking through our folder of receipts that we're keeping for this boat. It should be interesting to see what it looks like a year from now.

smackdaddy 04-08-2010 09:07 PM

Don't look. It'll just bum you out. Just sail!

CS271409 04-08-2010 09:15 PM

I agree with smack. The $/hr calculation for sailing is not pretty... but gets better with every minute that you sail.

sailingdog 04-08-2010 09:16 PM

You probably don't want to look at your receipts all that closely, especially during the first year of ownership, when many long-term capital costs are incurred...

LandLocked66c 04-08-2010 09:26 PM

Well, thankfully Butyl tape is cheap and elbow grease is free - well, besides the beer that usually accompanies it! :D

I see myself having a great time in the driveway for a month or two...

I won't look at the folder again! I promise. Ignorance, truly is bliss! :)

smackdaddy 04-08-2010 09:28 PM

Just get her on the water as fast as you can. Even if she's bare bones and still needs a lot of work - get her out. That will keep you motivated.

Claudia1002 04-08-2010 09:41 PM

You can either pay a therapist or go sailing. :D

DwayneSpeer 04-08-2010 09:43 PM

Boat Dollars
 
As any experienced boater will tell you, including those that go out in the stink pots, a Boat Dollar is a One Hundred Dollar Bill and it takes quite a few of them to enjoy the real pleasures of sailing. But it's worth every "dollar" of it!

sailingdog 04-08-2010 09:55 PM

Depends on the size of the boat... bigger boats = bigger boat dollars....

Quote:

Originally Posted by DwayneSpeer (Post 590701)
As any experienced boater will tell you, including those that go out in the stink pots, a Boat Dollar is a One Hundred Dollar Bill and it takes quite a few of them to enjoy the real pleasures of sailing. But it's worth every "dollar" of it!


doubleeboy 04-08-2010 10:02 PM

I always thought BOAT dollars were $1000. You know... Bust Out Another Thousand.

Its a grand way to go broke
michael


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