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Sunroof Sunroof is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: South of the Mason-Dixon Line
Posts: 3,637
I have owned eight sailboats since 1978 beginning with a Helsen 22 to now a Catalina 30. For three years I lived aboard and cruised on my Coronado 35. Boat maintenance, especially if you have diesel or gas power, pressure water systems, AC and DC circuitry, propane stoves, fiberglass repair, steering systems, etc all require up keep. I learned through boat ownership and a lot of DIY manuals how to stay on top of it. Ever get a price for a service from a boat yard? VERY COSTLY. If you can work on your Porsche you can work on your boat!

Whatever you venture into on the water, get caught up on the boats systems, operations, replacement costs and have the right tools for the job. BTW, you can save $$$$$ if you shop at RV supply stores for everything DC powered (water pumps, interior lighting, switches, panels, etc).

fair winds

Catalina 30 Mark II
Breezin II
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