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jemiller22 09-11-2012 04:08 PM

New from Washington State
 
Hello everyone!

I have sailed for many years, off and on, but always smaller laser and Hobie cat type boats. I am REALLY thinking about buying a 28 - 34 foot cruiser/Racer... but to tell you the Truth, i am a bit on the Anxious side. I am hoping that I will get a realistic idea of what the monthly or annual costs are to keep a boat like this well maintained, insured, moored, fueled, etc. I really don't want to buy a boat and be surprised by any of the hidden costs for things you don't think about all the time.

I would consider myself to be an intermediate sailor, but I am always looking to learn more. If you need a crew member, let me know!

Any advice you can give a newbie like me would be GREATLY appreciated!

erps 09-11-2012 04:46 PM

Re: New from Washington State
 
Hi from La Conner,

Moorage, around $200 to $300/mo
Insurance goes by value of boat. It might be $300 to $500/yr.
Haul out every other year for bottom pain, around $500/ haul out and paint.
If you're making payments, the bank is going to want a survey every three to five years. That's another haulout and survey fee.

ltgoshen 09-11-2012 05:22 PM

Re: New from Washington State
 
Dont let'em scare ya. keep ya head down and your powder dry. learn to do it your self on the things that you can. make frinds with the dock master. dont throw anything away. Welcome aboard.


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