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Old 02-11-2010, 05:21   #301
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I'm into budgeting a once per month (or so) marina berth to do the washing in a machine, load water, have a few long shower, do the provisioning of bulk heavy stuff (beer), being able to stay out late and not have to drive the dink home, to perve at dockside boat porn.... and lots more.

If the night is $60-90 then so be it.

Some folks actually like jerry jugging water - keeps them fit - I can't with my dinghy and detest it anyway.

And just now and again I like to feel it on shore.

With Nicolle we tried to budget a night in accommodation with a huge bath, maybe once every few months. Its a wonderful thing to help girls love the boat more if they can get a treat every so often.

So, imho, when budgeting try to have some spare cash for extravagances.
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. . . With Nicolle we tried to budget a night in accommodation with a huge bath, maybe once every few months. Its a wonderful thing to help girls love the boat more if they can get a treat every so often. . .
A few years back we were anchored in Luperon Harbor in the Dominican Republic. About a dozen of us cruisers got together and booked a land tour u to the 3000 meter mountain and tour the area around there. It was a two day tour with a night in a mountain lodge. After all day in the tour bus we arrived at the mountain lodge just before dinner. Everybody agreed to meet at the bar in half an hour.
- - But everybody was an hour late and when we compared notes it seems everyone of us was delayed by standing in the shower for an hour letting non-stop hot water pour over our bodies. That was such a luxury for a cruiser that we talked about it for months after we got back to our boats. Very few remembered the mountain.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:46   #303
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standing in the shower for an hour letting non-stop hot water pour over our bodies. That was such a luxury for a cruiser that we talked about it for months after we got back to our boats. Very few remembered the mountain.
LOL We gotta have a poll of longest time between 'real' showers. 6 months would be nothing special. I think we had 6 months between showers.. Galapagos to Australia.
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I am a guy with whom money never had a lasting relationship, 57 now, it is only the last 5 years that I worked out what I want to do. 4. yachts on I have the boat, cheapest and saddest in the marina, but solid. At this time I have no savings, I intend heading off in early 2013, living very basic, but doing it, while the body is still able. Live the dream, money does not matter.
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Do you guys feel more healthy on the water?
Have incessant ailments mysteriously disappeared?
Especially interested in those that lived in large cities.
At least less colds and flue I would assume...
Insurance or not that would reduce cost, and life enjoyment...
I hear it instantly cures Analopto Disease. That's where your anal nerves are connected to your optic nerves and you have a sh*tty outlook on life.
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I hear it instantly cures Analopto Disease. That's where your anal nerves are connected to your optic nerves and you have a sh*tty outlook on life.
I'm glad you told us what it was so we didn't have to look it up

But I wonder if you have this on land whether anything really cures it! Probably just goes into remission.
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