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Old 15-11-2009, 07:21   #1
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Cruising the Caribbean, the Frugal Way

This is in todays New York Times
$55 a day (not including beer or lunch)

The Caribbean Issue - Sailing the Caribbean - Learning the Ropes for $55 a Day - NYTimes.com

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Old 15-11-2009, 08:44   #2
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If I had 55 bucks a day ... 1650 per month,two crew = 3300 usd per month ....

Frugal???
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If I had 55 bucks a day ... 1650 per month,two crew = 3300 usd per month ....

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You didn't read the article, did you.
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You didn't read the article, did you.
Now I have. Still, probably won't get the point unless you enlighten me.

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Old 15-11-2009, 12:22   #5
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A good article for those who have never heard much about the "yachty" lifestyle. My boat's only 34 feet, but I yell a lot and my girlfriend generally diffuses the atmosphere. Any takers?! Oh yeah, and no private cabin for the guests.
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this isnt the frugal way---frugal way is 600 dolla per month for 2 people.....go figger......this might be frugal if you have a yen for marina life----i was there last dec for $600/month for 2.....and that was don a 36 ft boat with 2 cabins lol
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Great article!
Our newspapers just rehash Britany Spears latest whatever... and she's not even Aussie!
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This is in todays New York Times
$55 a day (not including beer or lunch)

The Caribbean Issue - Sailing the Caribbean - Learning the Ropes for $55 a Day - NYTimes.com

Charming, thanks. So, one is left to think that if it's in the NYT's, that there is a rather largish market of folks trapped in an urban setting watching pbs, natgeo, and the travel channel who yearn to have an authentic travel experience of other cultures and many of that group who think a sailing vacation at 1/3 of what they spend on hotels per nite in their working corporate life, would be like a paradise vacation that is cheap and fits within two week's vacation time.

This is certainly not a part of most of the individual dreams expressed here, but, I know there must be a few kind humanitarian gruff captains here who could use an extra $2 grand a month (and with a tolerant mate) the odd affair with the romance-hungry paid crew that flows through the daily grind of a carribean trade winds sailing life.
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