Not every potential or existing boat owner wants to spend every last penny getting or staying afloat. Alastair Buchan brings a wealth of first hand experience of where sensible economies can be made in order to cap costs and as a result extend your cruising options.
He looks at the major areas of expenditure, such as boat purchase, mooring fees, navigation equipment, electronics, antifouling, maintenance, dinghies, outboard engines, safety gear etc. and examines the range of options available to keep costs under control and therefore keep owners still on the water. The book contains tables of comparisons (in price ranges) and suggests a variety of practical ways of reducing expenditure without curtailing enjoyment!