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Old 28-08-2010, 10:35   #1
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Cruising Costs for 2009

I just updated our blog with our expenses for 2009. I know costs are always a hot topic and figure I might as well help someone that if they know what we've spent; they can then figure there costs comparatively. On the blog is a link to a month by month breakdown with categories. I've also indicated why some costs are higher in certain areas. Have fun.

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Awesome resource - thanks for sharing!
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Well done.
I know it seems a lot but you have done lots of improvements and they should last for years.
I think we found the first year out extreemly expensive.

When you knock the improvements down to a dull roar, and get anchoring more you look like you will be down to that $20-$30,000 band that seems to be the median cruiser fund pa. (Or you'll be able to enjoy yourself even more!!!!!! )

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What I cannot get my hands around is how much it would cost for:

1 person vs 2
Smaller boat (this one is quite large)
Outfitting already complete.
Out of the U$A and cruising and making repairs as necessary.
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What I cannot get my hands around is how much it would cost for:

1 person vs 2
Smaller boat (this one is quite large)
Outfitting already complete.
Out of the U$A and cruising and making repairs as necessary.
there are a bazillions threads on budgets, seek and ye shall find
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What I cannot get my hands around is how much it would cost for:

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Nor can anybody else. Thats what makes it so damn frustrating. Whats worse is when you're out there its not the expected, not the budgeted, that goes wrong! Its always something unplanned and expensive.

I'm certainly stuffed if I know.

And what makes it worse if its the same with everyone. If someone starts with a few more dollars than you or me they go buy a bigger boat and end up in deeper do-do than you... So they roll up to the bar and order the cheapest crappiest beer same as the rest of us.


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Old 28-08-2010, 13:31   #7
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there are a bazillions threads on budgets, seek and ye shall find
Find NOT....they're all out of date or geared toward couples. Larger boats or smaller ding bats. I know the literature, and I know the cruising books on the market. Worthless as the dynamics are always changing.

I think MarkJ's last comment has it right. No one really knows and can budget correctly.
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I broke down the budget by quarters. In there you can see the grocery and dining out cost. Cut those basically in half and you have a for a single. The boat cost you may cut by a 1/3 on some like marinas (they have mininums often) and fuel guess, repairs, I tried to explain some but you should get a close idea.
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OK, I just recently stated (in another string) that our budget was 16k for the year and that we eat well but not out. groceries are about half the budget but I cook alot from scratch. If you deduct about 1/4 you would roughly have what it would cost one of us.

But what does that mean? Will you buy more steak? Do you eat out? Do you stay in marinas? Do you rent cars, take tours, drink in a bar.......??? See my point? No 2 boats are alike in habits and expendatures.
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If single doesn't the cost go up once you start drinking out more?
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If single doesn't the cost go up once you start drinking out more?
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Its more like "if single, you land in port all alone and go crazy with nothing to do, and you get sick and tired of all the ladeda drinking couples and party racers in port, so you head back to sea where you are busy all the time and less likey to get beaned by a boat that looses their anchor footing or plowing into you because they were watching a DVD in their cockpit while driving".
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All costs are now updated through the end of 2010.
Untitled Document Click on the Year if you want to look down into the data.
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All costs are now updated through the end of 2010.
Untitled Document Click on the Year if you want to look down into the data.
thanks ! the best break down I've seen so far
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Its more like "if single, you land in port all alone and go crazy with nothing to do, and you get sick and tired of all the ladeda drinking couples and party racers in port, so you head back to sea where you are busy all the time and less likey to get beaned by a boat that looses their anchor footing or plowing into you because they were watching a DVD in their cockpit while driving".
LOL.... your hanging out in the wrong ports Salty.... ya gotta do the Carib race weeks and the W-E crossing and the stop overs in the Azores.... shoot man.... after 24 days in Horta I gotta go to sea or I'll die of alcohol poisoning... then its over to the peace of Terciera to de-tox...
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