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Old 20-10-2011, 09:01   #2011
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

EVERYTHING is pricier over there...soon to be coming to a location nearer to you....
feral---my checklist is easier and lets ye sail sooner--- alli need is
a hull without leaks,
toilet that works, kinda,
stove witha bit of propane left
some food and fishing line and lures
sails that still work a LITTLE--
rudder still on boat.
mebbe an engine --that must kinda work. as long as oil remains in it, is good...
mebbe crew, especially if they come with a pair of hands and mebbe an offering....doesnt have to be a permanent offering.....
independence for anchoring out includes solar controlllers--mine are on a burro walking very very slowly across middle of mexico at this moment.

extra line and remnants for whatever they are needed while enroute....

DONOT FORGET THE CAULK!!!!!!!
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

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In my personal experience the folks in the under 30ft sailboats seem to make the journey better and are better prepared than than the 35 to to 45ft folks in "older" boats.
Back when I was in the "industry" working at a marina that sold boats, most people would look at the boat they could afford with all the bells and whistles, then buy the next size or two up, bare bones and with a loan from the bank (one of those American things, "my boat's bigger than your boat"). Because thier boat was so under equipped they never went anywhere.
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Old 20-10-2011, 11:51   #2013
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the equipment mine came with could never have been purchased by me if i had bought a bare bones boat of any size--and i really appreciate the items of greatest value--i am fortunate and smart!!!
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I equipped mine with stuff I could have never afforded via the local marine exchange and other used sources, example Raymarine Radar $125, Barient 2-speed winches $140, Richie globemaster compass $300, Bronze mast band w/ belaying pins $100, Bronze wheel and complete steering system $200, Dickinson solid fuel heater and "Sea-b-Que" propane barbeque (both free) ....... I just can't afford buy everything brand new from West Marine and other such over priced marine rip offs.
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... i am fortunate and smart!!!
I'm happy that (you feel) genetics have so fortunately favoured you.
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Your funny Boatman Euro 500 is 800us how do you spend that much on a 26ft boat?

He's in Europe remember? Everything is out of sight there and he knows how to spend I'm thinking.
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I equipped mine with stuff I could have never afforded via the local marine exchange and other used sources, example Raymarine Radar $125, Barient 2-speed winches $140, Richie globemaster compass $300, Bronze mast band w/ belaying pins $100, Bronze wheel and complete steering system $200, Dickinson solid fuel heater and "Sea-b-Que" propane barbeque (both free) ....... I just can't afford buy everything brand new from West Marine and other such over priced marine rip offs.

I gotta get to the boat salvage yard up the road here. I'm just waiting for money to spend there... But once I get it look out. I'll be like a kid in a candy store...
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Heeeeeeyyyy! How did you get a peek at her Genes
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Your funny Boatman Euro 500 is 800us how do you spend that much on a 26ft boat?
It's the chandeliers. He just won't settle for plastic immitation...
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It's the chandeliers. He just won't settle for plastic immitation...
I know, I think he gold plates his winches. I could never spend all that money.
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Cocoa Village..

We arrived at Cocoa Village two days ago.

It is quaint, and has an excellent hardware store with good quality tools and a great selection of stainless and bronze fasteners.

The anchorage is free, though the bottom is soft mud. Just let your anchor work its way down over several days, rather than using the engine to set it right off.

The village provides free day use docks for dinks and yachts, and there are water taps, though you must haul jugs.

The post office is within easy walking distance, and the four major US banks have offices here.

The local bus system has connections to Melbourne, Titusville, the VA clinic, Port Canaveral, and Cocoa Beach. A monthly pass cost me $17.

It is easy to get a bicycle ashore, and I am looking forward to using mine to see the sights and get exercise.

Nights are chilly now. Temps ~ 10 C - 55 F. And blankets are great to snuggle under.

I filled a shopping cart with veggies a cheese, a sausage, tonic water and a loaf of crusty bread for $75

The local Uhaul offers economical refills of LPG bottles.

The Social Security office is about 4 miles away on US 1 just north of the DCFS office.


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Your funny Boatman Euro 500 is 800us how do you spend that much on a 26ft boat?
Actually she's a 21ftr....
Yard (she's on land right now refit) E75.00/mth
Maintainance budget E50.00/mth
Clothes etc E25.00/mth
Tobacco E100.00/mth
Food E100.00/mth
Bar Bill E150.00/mth (comes with free food some places)

Decision time.... how much do I deduct from clothes, maintainance and food to cover the increase on essentials....

Itsa tough life... but someones gorra do it.....
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Tobacco E100.00/mth
Food E100.00/mth
Bar Bill E150.00/mth (comes with free food some places)

Decision time.... how much do I deduct from clothes, maintainance and food to cover the increase on essentials....


I notice there isn't any women budgeted.
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I notice there isn't any women budgeted.
Comes under (free food)........................
But seriously... get invited for meals a lot... novelty value... the 'Mad English'....
they're amused... I'm fed.... everyone goes to bed happy...
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