We just did Florida
the last 15 months or so. Stayed aboard for hurricane
season. I think the answer depends on what's included in the 1000 a month. You said repairs
are extra, but wanted 2 haul outs included. And wanted to tie up dockside some.
Our health insurance
(not yet Medicare eligible) and boat insurance
and repair budget
combined are twice that figure. But if all you count is an occasional night out, less than a week per month at dock
, provisions to eat aboard ... i.e.. the normal daily operating expenses can be covered by that budget
. Especially if you spend most of your time where things are more reasonable.
In Luperon, a beer
and full dinner will set you back 7 bucks. In French St Martin
, it will be more like 25 bucks at the local creole joints or 80 bucks at one of the French cafes. Most all places are free to anchor
and you can avoid the ones that aren't. Figure 1 dollar per foot per night at marinas
. Some more some less. Add a few dollars for shore power
if needed. The Bahamas
have the most expensive supermarkets, the Dominican Republic
the least expensive, less than at home in the US. The Eastern Caribbean
varied wildly from place to place, but overall it's maybe 20 percent more if you are careful. Look carefully for local bargains, like fresh sushi grade (for me anyway) tuna steak here in Grenada
is 2.50 a pound at the fish
Good Luck and I hope to see you out here.
MV Mar Azul