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View Poll Results: What is your annual live-aboard budget?
0 - $9,999 per annum 46 12.57%
$10,000 - $14,999 per annum 63 17.21%
$15,000 - $19,999 per annum 46 12.57%
$20,000 - $24,999 per annum 57 15.57%
$25,000 - $35,999 per annum 69 18.85%
$35,000 - $49,999 per annum 42 11.48%
$50,000 - $100,000 per annum 32 8.74%
More than $100,000 per annum 11 3.01%
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Old 18-12-2010, 17:45   #196
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Originally Posted by osirissail View Post
If I read that correctly he is removing ALL living costs including food, etc. and only considering the $900 for direct boat expenses involved in cruising such as diesel, check-in/out, and discretionary stuff like tours and local entertainment.
- - If that is true than - yes, $900/month is really good to go.
I was talking about removing "land ties", expense such as slip rental, mini storage, internet, etc and *keeping* health insurance , mail box w/re-mailing, food and phone (with drastically reduced prepaid service), etc.. Land ties constitute 50-60% of my income + 20% for the refit costs = money to spend on cruising costs.

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Old 21-12-2010, 12:15   #197
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A lot can be saved by bunkering in cheaper locations, I have save plenty by using bulk stores like cosco etc

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Never had insurance , never paid for towing service, don't have a phone , use libraries for free internet, never owned a TV, do my own maintenace for under $50 a year, diesel for my 20 hp is around $15 a month,sail whenever possible , hunt and fish or food and buy bulk. Drastically cuts costs.

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