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Old 01-05-2013, 15:57   #1
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What we have spent so far....

We are almost there. When I say "there" I mean either almost ready to slip our lines and go cruising or almost bankrupt. I'm not sure which.

As a longish time CF reader and sometime participant I have read so many threads from people trying to figure out what cruising costs. The advice given is, for the most part, pretty good but sometimes I think boat owners pre-departure under estimate what it really costs to get the boat ready to cross an ocean.

Different boats, different costs, of course. It is all relative. What we spend outfitting will likely be much less than somebody on an 85 foot Trintella but much more than a Cape Dory 33. But I think all three will agree: it hurts!

Spending money and going nowhere is the painful stage we are just completing now. We have the boat, and have burned a small fortune upgrading her and like I said, we are almost there! In the interest of fair analysis I sat down and calculated what this has cost us. This led me to write a blog post on the subject called, "Time & Money."

For those interested in the subject you can read all the embarrassing and gory details here: The Sea Is Salt

Why I did this, I do not know...

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Old 01-05-2013, 16:42   #2
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Re: What we have spent so far....

I find your posts very helpful. Keep 'em coming.
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