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Search: Posts Made By: fredct
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
The full picture!

My 2 kids are teenagers and my wife is the grand-daughter of a real captain (Le capitaine Grard* Harvey (http://www.baiesaintpaul.com/bibliotheque/aines/gerard_harvey.htm) [link is in French]. She...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
To GMC: Wife not crazy about dinghy but if the...

To GMC: Wife not crazy about dinghy but if the saving is that much, I think I could talk her into that. We are looking at 35-40'. That would knock nearly $6k from the $12k. Much more reasonable. I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
One more time!

Cut fuel by 70%, sails by 50%, paint by 50% and rigging by 50% gives a total saving of $2200 per year.

That brings the recurring cost to ~$12k per year + finance. Give or take a few thousands for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Great. PM me at the time. I can meet you anywhere...

Great. PM me at the time. I can meet you anywhere (provided that I am in NE at the time).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
I have not found lease share available in CT. All...

I have not found lease share available in CT. All are sold out through 2012.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Reality check

To Blubberhead and others:

First, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate comments from more experienced hands.

I did revise fuel costs. Thanks to all who mentioned it.

That said, I am very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Revised

Lowering fuel cost to $300 and lowering boat price to $35k with everything the same, I come up with $14k in recurring costs and $17k in total cost of ownership (both figures per year).

These are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Why we do what we do!

Owning a sailboat is probably a lot like buying a second house. If you think about it too much, it stops making sense financially.

Many things fall into that category: vacations, golf and yet...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Adjustments!

Cost of fuel was just a guess (I recently paid for my winter oil!).

I don't think I would do rigging so that number would need to go up.
Bottom work: not sure, I probably would not do it the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
Another good comment! Obviously a 3-hour drive is...

Another good comment! Obviously a 3-hour drive is not something spontaneous but if there is good sailing to be had... Years' long waiting lists? Probably explains the high prices between Norwalk and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
Brewers Yacht Haven....

Brewers Yacht Haven. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/77098-brewers-yacht-haven-closing-down.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By fredct
Go here for my post on total cost of ownership. I...

Go here for my post on total cost of ownership. I can see how you go below $10k (boat size, etc.) but there is much cost delusion when owning large things (such as a house). I am sure I will do the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 13,067
Posted By fredct
Sailboat Cost of Ownership

I am a new member looking at buying a used sailboat. As much fun as it is to imagine the lifestyle, I am trying to realistically assess the annual out of pocket expenses of sailing. I have pasted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By fredct
Update

Thanks to all you replied so far. I had forgotten to subscribe to the thread and just now read all the interesting comments.

I am located near LI Sound so plenty of boats nearby. I am NOT...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
To Estopa, I had a feeling those private...

To Estopa,

I had a feeling those private moorings were property.

In our town (on Candlewood Lake), the town docks are affordable but it's a zoo trying to get a slip. People have to camp...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
To Mirari, Thanks for that information. I...

To Mirari,

Thanks for that information. I never thought about storing in one place and mooring in another. Provided that the boat is well protected in winter, I can see that it does not make a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
I had not thought about LI shore as an option. It...

I had not thought about LI shore as an option. It would be faster than the 3 hour drive but probably only by 1 hour (each way). There is the added complication that the Port Jefferson Ferry does not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
Thanks for that initial feedback. I will take a...

Thanks for that initial feedback. I will take a look at CT river in addition to Housatonic area. As mentioned before, the closure of Brewer will have an impact on availability, at least in the near...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By fredct
Rhode Island vs. Connecticut Marina/Mooring

I am a prospective new buyer from NW CT. The closest shore point for me is Bridgeport Connecticut, with Norwalk CT nearly the same distance from house. Intended usage is extensive in the summer since...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By fredct
Distance considerations when buying a boat

Newbie considering a first purchase in the 28 to 30' class (used).

Boats are advertized globally but what is a good practical radius to consider for a starter purchase? You may have a nice vessel...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-31-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By fredct
Sensible game plan?

47 year old, married to grand-daughter of a captain, living in CT. Handy.

Went sailing on Hunter 36 recently, loved it and saw that it could be a great lifestyle a few years from now. Have always...
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