We have just begun our 12th year underway and attached is a spreadsheet of our costs for the past 10 years.
2018 was a very very expensive year for us. Our average monthly cost went up by about 100%.
We went into Marmaris with a leaking heat exchanger
that regardless of how hard I tired to fix it underway and patch the leak it would pop up nearby. Ended up with a lot of salt water
all over the engine
and a major repair. We hired the best in a certified Yanmar mechanic
- Marlin Marine
and are very happy with the results but as they said they would never be the cheapest.
We also bought a new genny from UKSails that is an upgrade from the one that came with the boat
15 years ago. We replaced the 15 y/o bimini
and mattress in the forward berth. We added a solar
panel. All the through hulls were replaced along with their hoses. Our Force10 stove
was 15 years old so we found a guy who rebuilt it. Upgraded our chartplotter
from a C70 to a C80.
We did a lot of inland travel in Turkey
and then again we flew back to the USA - first time in 4 years and had to stay in hotels as no family
around and the cost of a rental car was out of sight. On the way back did a few days in Germany
and a stop in Austria. Thus our eating out, hotels and transportation were over the roof.
It was one of those years that we hope we never see again. But for the first time in a long time the boat
is almost like new again.