As I posted before, I've decided to buy myself a ship. My experience in sailing is severely lacking, as I've only sailed while playing in Mhaldor, and I only really fired a weapon then.
It would be wonderful to get a real idea of startup costs, aside from what math I can do based on help files and the listing that includes crew for hire at this harbour.
For me, I pretty sure I want the following:
Strider - 5 million
Shipmates, crewmates, and swashbucklers (though there is no explanation of what the swashbucklers actually do, so I'm not sure if I need these or not?) Based on the "recommended" number of crew for the strider, I'll need 8 shipmates, though I am not sure if that also applies to the other types of crew. I'm guessing it does. So - 68k for 8 of each type.
Onager - 450k
Ballista - 295k (Can you have 2 of these, or would I need to get the Arcanian Arms to have 3 weapons?) If 2 - 590k
Weapon Ammo - No idea of prices for these. Can't be too much though.
Bait Tank - 100k
Diving Bell - 100k
Random supplies include tokens, axe, landline, etc. Other costs also include crew wages and provisions.
From the above info, I'm guessing that I'll need to invest roughly 6,308,000 gold. That doesn't include the small supplies that I am unsure what the cost is. I also have 2 featureless ice figurines that can be used for the weapons, I think.
I'd love to see some of you post your ship specs, startup costs, maintenance costs, etc. After you've got your ship all decked out, how much do you spend daily to keep it in order?
Give us -real- shop logs! Not another misinterpretation of features we ask for, turned into something that either doesn't help at all, or doesn't remotely resemble what we wanted to begin with.