I’ve tracked every dollar spent owning my Bristol 45.5 for the first three years; without further ado here are the numbers:
My Bluewater Sailboat’s 40 Year Refit
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.
Fuel and Water Tank Replacement in the Bilge
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.
First Singlehanded Docking and Undocking
Videos of my first time pulling out of and back into my slip solo. Emphasizing singlehanded boat and line handling techniques.
Sailboat Purchase Process and Total Cost
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.
Choosing a Blue Water Boat
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…