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Old 27-01-2012, 21:30   #16
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Re: Cruising Costs for a Cruising Couple

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We have only been cruising a few months now ... South Africa - Brazil -Tobago - Grenada.
We are insured with Panetanius, Use the best cleaning products, maintain our boat religiously, never worry to conserve electricity so run genset often, Only use marinas when necessary ... Our Cost ... so far about US$ 3000/month.. but then we do go out often, eat at restaurants, rent a car from time to time etc.
Hey, how about updating your blog a little more often. You know there are people here with no life (like myself) that want to hear about what you are doing Get with the program man!
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Old 27-01-2012, 22:01   #17
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G'day, mate. Just 2 of us aboard here. Ditto with Heyniceguy's comments. Been averaging roughly $2,000 a month for 14 years now, fully insured (health, boat, & cars) and fly internationally at least once a year. Do most of the maintenance ourselves. Good on ya for deciding to go now!! Cheers.
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Old 27-01-2012, 23:01   #18
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Hey, how about updating your blog a little more often. You know there are people here with no life (like myself) that want to hear about what you are doing Get with the program man!
Ha Ha --- you made me laugh now ... CHECK IT OUT !!!

We met the Prime Minister of Grenada today ... Photo of Ana with The Hon. Tillman Thomas .... What a wonderful and humble man ... and to think he was in jail until the Americans helped out after the reign of Maurice Bishop!!!
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It all depends on where you want to cruise.

$3000 a month in the UK would be hard. In St Tropez, France you would need twice that at least just to be called poor!

But in the Islands of the Pacific you could live very well indeed. And in the Indian Ocean you could live like a king and have all the servants/elephants you want!!

Marina costs vary so much too. From 1,000's of dollars a week in St Tropez to $100 a year for a wharf in Newfoundland
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I appreciate all the information that has been given. I'm confident that we can do just fine on the $3,000 per month we have to spend. Time to get sailin'....
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There is no hard rule except that it tends to cost whatever your land life costs you. Just some costs are substituted with others. We drag our lifestyles with us.

I think if 3k is what you live on now, it will be enough when cruising too.

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