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$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! 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.

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


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

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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...

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

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!

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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.


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You can either pay a therapist or go sailing.
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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!


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

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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!

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

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