I have had a draft of this chapter in the hopper for quite a while but published the chapters on the rudder first. To be honest, I feared this would be a bit of a snore, particularly if it had come right after the two other preliminary chapters on planning and budgeting a refit.
Nonetheless, the costs and time I detail here are all too real, and, since I'm committed to doing this series as completely as I can, we gotta do it.
But now that I have finished, it's more interesting than I thought it would be...at least to me.
So let's dig into upfront costs of buying and refitting a boat that will have to be paid before the real work gets started.
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