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Search: Posts Made By: Neosec
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By TQA
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I am in my 11th year as a ful time cruising liveaboard. I can roughly divide the people I see into three groups.

Type 1 Some people buy old wooden boats with wooden masts and lots of exposed wood...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Maintenance is neither time-consuming nor expensive - if you don't do it. This seems to be the motto for most of the boats in my marina. On the other hand, I tend to be pretty OCD about maintenance...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By JulieMor
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

If you buy a brand new 40' sailboat, maintenance will be about the same as a brand new 3,500 sq/ft house. But as they begin to age, the boat maintenance will begin to take the lead over the house. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By copacabana
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I'm going to offer a slightly different view on this. I think your maintenance costs and time input are directly proportional to the complexity of your boat. The simpler you keep your boat, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I think the only thing that you can count on is that there will be repair and maintenance costs. Whether it's boat systems or environmental (re: unexpected hull cleaning, haul for hurricane, etc.),...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By jimgo
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

To add to some of the data points above, assume yard labor rates are $80-$100/hour.

I also agree with BLJones on the survey. I wish I had gotten one on my old boat, and I only paid $1000 for her....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By wingNwing
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Our projects last couple of months, for a 1980 33-foot boat, full-time liveaboard:

Little stuff:

* water pump knocking: <$20 for extra clamps and screws to hold hoses firmly, ~ 1 hour
* VHF...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I can only supply a little annecdotal data, but here's a list of my most recent two month's activity on my 41' liveaboard/cruising 1973 ketch.

1- Replace LED anchor light at masthead (ca $20)
2-...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,288
Posted By bljones
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Oh, hell no.

You're never gonna survive unless you get a little bit crazy.

Buy a boat.
Buy the best boat you can find with 80% of your boatbuying budget.
Then spend $250 or so on the nigel...
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