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Old 27-01-2011, 12:56   #16
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Thanks for sharing that information. Gives some of us wannabes hope that I can afford to cruise before I'm too old to remember where the bow goes!
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Old 27-01-2011, 13:57   #17
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Thats a lot of cash out! Im around half of that or $20k total gross costs
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Old 27-01-2011, 18:10   #18
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I imagine you're charterer's may cover much of your cost. I've included everything, boat maintenance, eating out, entertaining, travel back to the US and on tours. I'm always amazed when a cruiser on a blog will say how expensive something is but won't say how much! IMHO, what's reasonable to Bill Gates may be expensive to someone else. So to present as honest of a picture as possible I include those in my blog and on my website. There too, I don't relay often "how expensive" it is; at least not without saying what the cost actually was, or comparing it to what else we know or experience.
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Old 27-01-2011, 18:35   #19
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I imagine you're charterer's may cover much of your cost. I've included everything, boat maintenance, eating out, entertaining, travel back to the US and on tours. I'm always amazed when a cruiser on a blog will say how expensive something is but won't say how much! IMHO, what's reasonable to Bill Gates may be expensive to someone else. So to present as honest of a picture as possible I include those in my blog and on my website. There too, I don't relay often "how expensive" it is; at least not without saying what the cost actually was, or comparing it to what else we know or experience.
Yes, Im more than covered by the charters, I did not include airfare that would add $2500 more -
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Old 31-08-2013, 15:06   #20
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

I've updated the costs for our cruising on the website. It now contains the first four years of expenses. I've left out any home abodes as those vary by what individuals choose to keep shore side. There are no car or house expenses. That said; when we traveled back to family / friends we included the cost such as fuel, and food, medical (under msc) and personal as I felt those would be reflected in a cruisers needs. The page is: sv Elysium - Cruising thru Life...Costs
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I've updated the costs for our cruising on the website.
Hey Dave, Thanks very much for this info!
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

Hey Dave,

How do you have negative costs? Sold something?

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Old 11-01-2014, 04:48   #23
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

Sorry so long in getting back. Yeah Mark, negative cost is selling something. Also for any still interested I have posted all our cost up to and through 2013. You can see a summary of the year and why they are higher at: svElysium… » Blog Archive » Cruising Costs…. and you can see the details linked in the blog page.
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

Very nice breakdown, but the table numbers at up to $ 48,565, yet you say it totaled $75K for 2013 - just curious where that extra $27K went.

Budgeting about $35K / year, but as I get closer to buying the boat, it keeps on creeping up !! (not surprising is it). I'm probably under-estimating the Improvements / Repair / Maintenance category, based on your numbers.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

Thanks for taking the time to post this.

What year boat and what was the original cost?
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

I'll check the numbers, I may have miss entered one. The totals are in the upper left of the page and the break downs near the bottom. The boat is a refurbished Westsail 42. We spent 6 years refurbishing her on the hard and one year shake downs / refurbishing her. We were way over budget in that respect as I reported on my pages the cost early in the blog at somewhere a bit over 300 k. We purchased her for a bit over 90 k delivered to our cement pad on land where we spent the better part of 6 years working on her, and upgrading her. Most everything in the cost of refurbishment, rent, moving costs, insurance, etc. is counted in that price. IMHO people don't include some of the incindentals in the cost but we included everything that went toward the boat somehow. Oh, we didn't include the new truck we purchased needing to use it to haul stuff for the boat. That we left out.
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Re: Cruising Costs for 2009

we will share ours as soon as i finish 2013 -we are full time liveaboards on a 40' jeanneau - and on may of last year sailed across the atlantic and now in the med
but our ave mo expenses are
2009 -- $2,400
2010 -- $3,400
2011 -- $2,300
2012 -- $3,300
2013 -- $3,100

as i said i will put it all out there -- can some one give me a hint on how to put a microsoft spread sheet on here??
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as i said i will put it all out there -- can some one give me a hint on how to put a microsoft spread sheet on here??
when you do a post scan down below the text box and there will be a "manage attachments"

I will be interested in how you have kept costs so low
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[QUOTE=sailorboy1;1438143]when you do a post scan down below the text box and there will be a "manage attachments"

need more help please -- tried to load a microsoft excel spreadsheet and it would not take it -- any suggestions?? i am not a techie so please be gentle

thanks

OH and i made a mistake above out 2013 ave monthly cost was $3,425.
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