I’ve tracked every dollar spent owning my Bristol 45.5 for the first three years; without further ado here are the numbers:
In this article I break down the refit I had done on S/V Counterpoint, my Bristol 45.5, including costs of that refit project by project.
Replacing sailboat tanks that live in the bilge, under the cabin sole, is a very big job. In this article I detail how I researched the job and chose the best boat yard to perform the work.
This article details the process I went through purchasing a used boat, listed through a yacht broker and purchased through a buyer’s yacht broker. Purchasing a used boat is a lot more like buying a house than it is buying a car.
I wanted to record my thoughts about my first month living aboard while they’re fresh in my mind; if only to come back and chuckle at them later.
What I really want in a Bluewater boat is “a tank that sails well; that I can stand up in.” But there aren’t many tanks that sail well and I’m 6’4″ tall with shoes on. Full disclosure, I had two other above the fold requirements…