How To Buy a Cruising Boat Chapter 40 of 49

Planning and Budgeting a Refit—Upfront Costs

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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John Harries

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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