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Sounds like that most recent sail..should have been your wife's first sail

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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

So, now that you're (mostly) done (starting to spend money on a boat), how have the expenses compared to your original plan?
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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

Originaly i planned to buy a boat for around 15k and already have it in the water. I also origonaly was going to buy a catalina 30 mk2, which ironicly is in the neighboring slip.

This particular project was estimated to cost 5k to get her sea worthy and so far i have only spent about 2k.

The reason that happened is because instead of paying someone else to do everything, i did it myself. In the process i learned a great deal and am even more proud of my boat.

It seemed as i embarked on this little journey every time something needed to be done there was a huge price tag attached to it just for them to do it. Doing it all myself saved me thousands. The bottom job alone saved me $1,250. My own rigging saved me $1,500 and i found a boat transport that would move and launch which saved me $290.

There are negatives, i had to learn the hard way what bad rigging does. I also had to spend many hours i could have been sailing ironing out kinks. There are still several minor things that need addressing but all in all thats just owning a sailboat.

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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

this is a good example (in my mine) of dancing around expertise, skill, natural talent and knowledge

It is always good to learn things... and the knowledge you have gained so far would be important for any boat....and now especially valuable as you go forth with this boat (that is you know your boat). I often think you can learn to do most things.... like I have learned to do little animated images, but only from lots of practice... I didn't really have a natural skill.

I have a need to replace/add some gelcoat on my little dinghy, I don't have a natural skill... I unfortunately or fortunately won't have enough to get good at it. Sometimes you wish you had someone else's boat to get good at it -- ;-) If the boat ends up taking on lots of water because of my improvements... I will be longing for expertise


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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

Hey Fairlady.... what happen are you out of tapatalk range?



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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

Lol no, i had to take a fuel brake from my boat, cost me to much money to travel with my current vehicle....so i bought a mini cooper s 6 speed anyway the cost to own that vehicle with gas expenses is cheaper (and a hell of a lot more fun) to own and use than it is to drive my other car. Just parking it saved me $480 a month. Once its sold it will save me even more. Hopefully next weekend ill actually have some sail time.

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Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

There is a certain irony in taking a 'fuel break' on a sailboat project

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Hope for wind on friday!

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