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|11-05-2009 12:17 AM|
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Get the bottom cleaned 1x a month because the growth is really bad in my area. Warm brackish water in shallow(ish) canals. Hoping that this will extend my bottom paint to 2 years...
|11-04-2009 09:35 PM|
[quote=night0wl;538541Diver: $70/month = $840[/quote]
What is the diver for?
You must be racing and want the bottom scrubbed every month?
|11-04-2009 07:04 PM|
"sample" costs...new 34-35 ft production boat
Down payment: $25,000
Boat Note: $750/month = $9000
Insurance: $170/month = $2040
Diver: $70/month = $840
Slip: $450/month (free for me...have a dock behind my home) = $5400
Equipment/upgrades: $200-$300 a month...easy = $2400-$3600
Equipment failures: None yet
Yearly haul-out & bottom paint: $1200 (yards are slow right now)
State registration: $100/year
Approximate yearly ongoing expenses: ~$22,000 per year.
You get some of that back if you claim as second home deduction. Even more if you put into charter...but thats another animal in an of itself
|11-04-2009 05:15 PM|
Someone recently gave me an interesting formula: A person's boat should have a foot of waterline for every year of his life.
|11-02-2009 08:17 PM|
|scottbr||Sorry Doug, but "Resistance is Futile" ...... just think of the boat you could buy with the University funds.... I know get my priorities straight, but I am trying to convince my kids that local Universities that they could live at home are very appealling..... not winning that arguement however.|
|11-02-2009 12:15 PM|
|Stillraining||I think your very wise....despite my signature..|
|11-02-2009 11:31 AM|
|11-02-2009 10:30 AM|
Thereís been a rash of moving-up in my club lately, and while I admire the purchases being made, Iím definitely trying to draw the line at my C&C 27 Mk 1 Diva and enjoy what I have. Iíd rather have a smaller keelboat thatís extremely well equipped than a larger keelboat that I personally might not be able to afford to maintain. So Iíve been chipping away at improvement projects, and one of them late this past season was a removeable shelf in the galley, inboard of the icebox. For $10 I added two square feet of counter space, which in a 27 is a huge gain. The C&C 27 is already a ďbigĒ 27, and Iím finding ways to make it bigger. Some day Deb and I may move up, but for now the goal is to trick out Diva with efficient use of space and equipment and gear upgrades.
I wrote about this humble shelf project (with a pic) on my cruising website Sweetwater Cruising
I know C&C 27 owners are ferociously inventive when it comes to maxing out interior space, but I'd be interested in hearing about what other under-30 keelboat owners have done to make the most of what they have, the more clever and less expensive the better.