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Old 11-10-2012, 14:30   #376
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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the funny thing about lolarose, is that in another thread he admitted he lives on welfare checks in the uk!
He lives on UK welfare cheques and I don't think he is even from the UK.
People on welfare from from other countries seem to be able to get the max out of the DSS (Department of Social Security).
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

While southern cali is expensive, I've found that it is possible to live in northern cali, pretty inexpensively. Of course it requires that one knows where to shop and where to stay. It could easily cost 2-3 times what I spend just by staying at a nice marina here and shopping at the higher end stores.

Though for $1000 per month you would be ok for sure. $500 is possible too, (I can just get to that so its doable), though I think its getting harder as food and fuel prices rise.
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here in mexico the ones unable to successfully live on under 500 dollars per month either have bad habits--alcohol, tobacco, crack, or they overspend on trips to north.
So is crack a lot cheaper in Mexico? - save me a spot in the anchorage - just figured out how to make ends meet...
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No man do not ever boil okra! I am from Bama we fry everything, I know, but that is the only way. Use corn starch not flour, some pepper, salt and cayenne and you are in heaven... don't forget the beer!
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

ex-cali--i dont know if tht is less pricey--seems some gringos like to dig holes in their brains --is sad to see folks totally waste their lives--

i love fried okra..is gooood--and gumbo....
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here in mexico the ones unable to successfully live on under 500 dollars per month either have bad habits--alcohol, tobacco, crack, or they overspend on trips to north.
Just solved my last major expense. As a 45-year smoker with a 60-a-day habit it looked as if cruising was going to depend on where I could buy cigarettes cheapest. In Australia it was costing me $30.00 a day.

About two weeks ago I decided to tackle the issue and bought an electronic cigarette and a bunch of other stuff. Made a few of the usual beginner mistakes by buying something that looked like an actual cigarette the first few times - they don't hold enough current and only work for a very short time before needing to be recharged.

Cost of smoking is now down to $1.50 a day all inclusive and I've accumulated enough stuff to last me the next year. The downside is that I'll always have a battery on charge, but that's only 2.5 watt-hours.

If anyone wants further details or equipment suggestions feel free to ask. But they do work, anything that could get me to stop smoking has to be miraculous. And when you look at the figures above, I more than paid for my cruising budget in giving them up.
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These are proper shoestring boat shoes.
LOL.

I just found this thread and doing if from post one...

I think I got the same NB sneakers - bought them fall of 2006 in Metarie, LA (suburb of New Orleans) for US$ 29.95 on sale (I think), worn them almost daily and they are still going strong...

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LOL.

I just found this thread and doing if from post one...

I think I got the same NB sneakers - bought them fall of 2006 in Metarie, LA (suburb of New Orleans) for US$ 29.95 on sale (I think), worn them almost daily and they are still going strong...

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Here's the earlier thread most of us enjoyed:
Cruising on $500 per Month . . .
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Here's the earlier thread most of us enjoyed:
Cruising on $500 per Month . . .
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I'm working on that one too.:-)

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I'm working on that one too.:-)

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Could be too much time on your hands
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i love shoestring life. makes me happy. less clutter.
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No man do not ever boil okra! I am from Bama we fry everything, I know, but that is the only way. Use corn starch not flour, some pepper, salt and cayenne and you are in heaven... don't forget the beer!

Yea I know right.......either fried or has ketchup on it. Sometimes both!!

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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Here's a shoestring idea I love and take advantage of.

Last week there was a nauticle flea market in Bradenton Florida. Went down there and got a 3/4 Marelon sea cock (brand new) and 5 or 6 3/4 brass fittings (brand new) 25 ft of galvanized 5/16 chain (Slightly used) all for less than 40 dollars.
Gotta love a good deal at a flea market and there are more coming up.
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Here's a shoestring idea I love and take advantage of.

Last week there was a nauticle flea market in Bradenton Florida. Went down there and got a 3/4 Marelon sea cock (brand new) and 5 or 6 3/4 brass fittings (brand new) 25 ft of galvanized 5/16 chain (Slightly used) all for less than 40 dollars.
Gotta love a good deal at a flea market and there are more coming up.
Where do you find information about these?????

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