Originally Posted by Garold
Ok, got the message. And I understand that my budget may seem high for guys like you, but I only have normal North London living costs, and leisure sailing on the UK south coast to base my estimates on.
Most importantly, it seems like I may be able to escape in a few years time if I can secure my income
Can I just ask you though, what size of boat were you living on to manage on sucha small budget, and did you ever go in marinas
Hi... I was living on an Oceanis
331.... in the Caribbean
I anchored everywhere only going into a marina for an occasional night to access Laundry
and Water/Fuel top ups when needed... average twice/mth.
anchored in Horta... Marina was full so permitted otherwise you have to go in ... Terciera... Anchor
I anchored 90% of the time... went into a marina to leave the boat in a safe place while I did a delivery
... 420euro for the month... it was high season tho'...
Ate ashore coupla times a week, otherwise cooked on board.. foods cheap
compared to UK.... Minced Beef.. 0.99euro/lb.. local beer
..1.35/6pk.. I could go on... If I ate fish
and caught my own it could have been cheaper, but I cant stand the stuff....
I'm not saying I would not have liked more money
to spend... who would'nt... but I was far from suffering hardship...
Hope your plans pan out...
PS: I should also point out where you sail also affects your Budget...
Inside the Med is more expensive than outside... many of the old anchorages
have been closed... and thats the key for cheap
cruising.... others have/are trying to use the Salcombe Technique... charge the same for swinging of your own chain as of a mooring
Portimao was closed for quite a while... Dredging being the excuse... despite the anchorage being well to stbd of the main channel... its now open again