Originally Posted by Don L
How about some of you "shoestring sailors" post some real life $$$ numbers. By now 1 of you must have been able to do this so maybe the rest of us can believe.
I do understand why you asked the question
, but don't see any point in anyone bothering to do that as no actual use for others (not enough data to generate reliable prices on s/h boats alone - let alone when you add a liveaboard
owner to the mix and the squillion different circumstances and choices involved).
But I will say again (for the benefit of any readers who were not around when the thread started and can't be arsed to read all the pages!) that this thread is not
really about the $500 figure (that a pretty arbitary number - and many folks don't actually use the USD anyway!)......in practice I suspect that most don't acheive only $500 a month and those that do are the less likely to be spending their budget
on laptops and internet
, especially as any monthly figure will be an average only - some months way lower and some way higher.... therefore to acheive $500 a month will likely involve being able to live on $200 (or less?!), at least sometimes.
IMO the thread serves two main purposes:-
1) to say that living on a boat is not only
for those who live out of the glossy magazines and with the budgets to match. Peasants are
2) to swap ideas and thoughts, in general and in specific, with a view to helping folks think through and come up with own
answers - that each can live with (and not). One size does not
fit all - all the more true the smaller the budget
No magic or easy (spoonfed?) answers here
......will have to wait for the book