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Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

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Seeing my boat is surrounded by enough snow to be clinically depressing,
I've come up with this question for you all ( while most of us await the big thaw). It's been stated here and elsewhere once you go above 34-35 feet the costs add up fairly exponentially. So let's compare my c&c 30, and a alberg 37.
Let's dismiss slip/mooring , storage /hauling, as that's a no brainer that the longer the boat the higher the marina fees. Let's keep things pretty apples to apples , both simple galleys with icebox , alcohol stoves, manual heads , Hand pump sinks, simple lighting loads etc... Just how much more does that extra length equate in added costs? Anyone have any personal experiences? I'll throw the first one out ...more bottom paint , probably another gallon , how about it,
Sail costs? Rigging? Let's throw some numbers around( what else do most of us have to do, if you live up here in the north anyway!)?
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I doubt theres much difference in a 30 to a 37.
But heres an example of the difference between a 30 and 40.

I needed some tripple blocks for my davits. The little ones cost about $40 probably fine for a little dink on a little boat, but the ones I needed cost $150 each... And i need 4!!!
Of course the forum nutcases will say I could of got them on eBay for 2 cents, but those people live at home, where I am "somewhere out there".

Cost don't go up exponentially, but the linear graph must be fairly steep. However, the added expense is worth it for comfort, safety and sailing enjoyment.

Chics dig bigger boats and the more high maintenance the girl the more expensive the boat :p
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..Or a bigger boat bigger girl???
Narrow beam ;)
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