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Old 22-10-2011, 06:14   #2026
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

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I notice there isn't any women budgeted.

That would blow the budget outta the water. Like his boat right now!
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

The yard here in Port Townsend, WA charges 50cents/ft/day for yard fee alone would be about $630 for two months for a 21' boat plus hauling/wash-down/blocking and tarp fees and an additional $65/month if you lived on board while you were out. Bars here are over priced to fit yuppie and tourist clientele, I don't smoke but cigarettes are now up to $8 or $9/ pack. I don't buy new cloths while doing a refit...no need. Figuring the exchange rate between USD and EURO my food bill is about the same....
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The yard here in Port Townsend, WA charges 50cents/ft/day for yard fee alone would be about $630 for two months for a 21' boat plus hauling/wash-down/blocking and tarp fees and an additional $65/month if you lived on board while you were out. Bars here are over priced to fit yuppie and tourist clientele, I don't smoke but cigarettes are now up to $8 or $9/ pack. I don't buy new cloths while doing a refit...no need. Figuring the exchange rate between USD and EURO my food bill is about the same....

That sounds ridiculous...

And NEVEr buy new clothes while doing a refit, unless they're thrift store clothes you are ok with being disposable. I still have anti-fouling paint on 2 pairs of shorts, my hat, and my good boat shoes!

I spent a lot of time researching haul-out locations between me and my (current) destination. The place I bought my boat in was superb, but between here and there, nothing.... I won't haul out here, but I'll go down to SC on my way south and spend a month in the yard for about $300 (TOTAL), instead...

and When I get south? Haven't found a $200 marina yet, so i guess I'll be at anchor until I hit Texas..... Do you're research.
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The yard here in Port Townsend, WA charges 50cents/ft/day for yard fee alone would be about $630 for two months for a 21' boat plus hauling/wash-down/blocking and tarp fees and an additional $65/month if you lived on board while you were out. Bars here are over priced to fit yuppie and tourist clientele, I don't smoke but cigarettes are now up to $8 or $9/ pack. I don't buy new cloths while doing a refit...no need. Figuring the exchange rate between USD and EURO my food bill is about the same....
A boat of this size can be trailered home, and put in the garden.

While there, it is adjacent to the basement or garage workshop.

This makes the refit more efficient and it will go faster.

To micro-budget cruise you must think outside the box.

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A boat of this size can be trailered home, and put in the garden.

While there, it is adjacent to the basement or garage workshop.

This makes the refit more efficient and it will go faster.

To micro-budget cruise you must think outside the box.

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Yeah "outside the box", like buying (or renting) a house / workshop with land Upside is that Australia not short of land downside is that (just like the rest of the world) anything near where decently paid work is available will make the Marina / Dock / boat yard charges start to look cheap. Favours off relatives and freinds is a well that will eventually run dry.........

Not sure how often some people (no names ) have visited the modern world in recent decades...........

In Wolfies shoes and with a 21 foot boat (which won't need to be a 3 year project, unless he starts at the wrong end ) then I would swap a commute to the boatyard / marina for a commute to somewhere inshore with a workshop / land (a farm / smallholding)......or more likely simply swallow the costs (if no cheaper boat yard found) and be very well organised on the refurb front for a short project (some stuff can always wait until afloat).


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ROTFLMAO (at self!)........just re-read Wolfies post, and realise he was only using a 21 foot boat as an example - he don't actually have one heading for a refurb ........but when reading my response above, lets all just pretend he has
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A boat of this size can be trailered home, and put in the garden.

While there, it is adjacent to the basement or garage workshop.

This makes the refit more efficient and it will go faster.

To micro-budget cruise you must think outside the box.

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Do not have..
1/ Trailer.
2/ Car.
3/ Garden.
4/ Garage/worshop.
5/ home on land....
but do have a large variety of sofa's.....
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Do not have..
1/ Trailer.
2/ Car.
3/ Garden.
4/ Garage/worshop.
5/ home on land....
but do have a large variety of sofa's.....

You need a Bean Bag chair..
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Is there a legal limit on the amount of currency cash one is allowed onboard ?
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

The countries if been to generally require a visitor to declare currency if you're carrying more than USD $10,000 or the equivalent. You can have as much as you want, but you may have to explain where you got it and what you plan to do with it. After the drug search, that is.
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Is there a legal limit on the amount of currency cash one is allowed onboard ?
Simply put - NO!
- - But when entering the territory of a country, that country may have rules about how much cash you can bring into their country unreported.
- - As HUD3 states, considering that there is a "war on drugs" underway, anytime you are boarded and inspected you may have to have a good explanation and proof where the money came from - if - it is found.
- - However, there are some countries in the world that strong laws about how much local money, if any, you can take out of their country's territory.

- - I find it interesting that a lot of the questions posted on CF contain references assuming you have to have "official permission" (legal limits) to do this or that concerning subjects that are your private business. 50 or a 100 years ago that would have been considered tyrannical/facist behavior by a government.
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Do not have..
1/ Trailer.
2/ Car.
3/ Garden.
4/ Garage/worshop.
5/ home on land....
but do have a large variety of sofa's.....
people who say/think "You have a boat you must be rich". My response is "If I was rich I could afford a house, a couple of cars, all the trappings of modern day life, a boat, etc.....but I am poor, I don't have a house or a car or any of the modern day sociological "requirements" (I life a simple inexpensive life).
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Simply put - NO!
- - But when entering the territory of a country, that country may have rules about how much cash you can bring into their country unreported.
- - As HUD3 states, considering that there is a "war on drugs" underway, anytime you are boarded and inspected you may have to have a good explanation and proof where the money came from - if - it is found.
- - However, there are some countries in the world that strong laws about how much local money, if any, you can take out of their country's territory.

- - I find it interesting that a lot of the questions posted on CF contain references assuming you have to have "official permission" (legal limits) to do this or that concerning subjects that are your private business. 50 or a 100 years ago that would have been considered tyrannical/facist behavior by a government.
Thanks to you and hud3 fir the information . I personally know a well travelled businessman / friend who flew within the eu with too much cash on his person and had it confiscated.
Wondered how this applied to yachting. I guess it wouldn't be wise to carry too many cash notes onboard anyway - theft, piracy etc.
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

In Nevil Shute's "Trustee from the Toolroom" a couple wanted to leave England with lots of money back when there were government limits on that sort of thing. They sailed away with diamonds hidden in the oil sump of their diesel auxiliary, if I remember correctly.
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In Nevil Shute's "Trustee from the Toolroom" a couple wanted to leave England with lots of money back when there were government limits on that sort of thing. They sailed away with diamonds hidden in the oil sump of their diesel auxiliary, if I remember correctly.

I don't know about other countries but I believe it is against the law to leave this country with more then 5000 cash. But I will have to double check that.
Typical Gov Bull$%&*!
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I don't know about other countries but I believe it is against the law to leave this country with more then 5000 cash. But I will have to double check that.
Typical Gov Bull$%&*!

Just a reminder there is a limit of $500/month on this thread.
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