Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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Here's some thinge to consider with a long distance romance.
Of course the price of the boat and the survey. Here's what I just forked out on top of that:
Rigger to winterize, pack & wrap: $1,525
This included pump-out, a minor engine repair (known fuel leak from survey) but a bit of a surprise to clean the bilge as fuel had leaked in past the oil sump pan and the rigger would not move the boat with a potential oil discharge situation - $125 for clean-out plus $50 to tighten the hose at the fuel pump.
Yard to store (while the de-rigger worked), haul and set on truck: $725
Problem I had was that the boat was at a small community dock, the yard it was delivered to wouldn't touch the boat other than to haul & unstep the mast.
Among the details: I had to pay $5/day for the mast to lay on a rack (two days). Transient fees of $74.75 per day (for two days). $46.30 for a powerwash plus $22 for "environmental" that went along with it.
Ka ching, ka ching, ka ching.
That's $3,850 I would have saved if I bought a boat I could have delivered to my slip myself.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive - R.L. Stevenson
I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau