nice boat pix--i like the scenery ...... if only richie rich was spozed to be cruising, how did josh slocum and the other pioneers of cruising actually get the ability to leave port for sail cruising....lol.....just as has happened in sports car racing
, the richie has to kill the spirit of the adventure by NEEDING so many non simple things--air conditioner--so important to cruising--cant see the world without it.....genset--so you can stay in touch with your imaginary friends online all the time,,,sat fone--so the lappy will function ...lol..have to have interwebs, lol..... must , must , must have the ultimate in mattresses so the equipment
under the berth is not available for either repair or inspection
....has to have pressurized water so the system can fail and have every drop of precious water escape from tankage in mid passage
...LOL...must have engine
so the boat can continue on when folks can not sail.....oh yes--dodger and bimini-these are items i find useful and could be necessary in sunny climes for safety
and sun protection and comfort---yes i will have one, too..LOL...so many things folks donot need to use and yet cannot leave the dock
without...LOL..yes, my formosa
has all the luxury electronix..LOL including radar
, another excuse not to leave the dock
for some......no. i donot have an epirb
. wont buy one...if i go out and make a mistake, is on me , not on the taxpayers to fix. i am not a believer in big govt-isnt good for you--i donot support the insurance
lobby, either--too corrupt--
on my ssdi income
and that alone, -i worked very hard all my grown life to get broken and have to live off what i put into a system that is doomed..LOL...good thing i still have my brains, so when this is all said and done i still have a way to make it go..LOL...my realistic cruising budget includes 600 / month for food( within usa--is less when one leaves here.LOL..), and what i need for anythiong else comes out of my bank account--i found we , as 2 people on a sloop
in the gulf for a near year, used less than 1000 dollars per month IN THE USA for gulf coast
cruising. once out of usa, that price drops a lot, as many places have reasonable local foods available. i found in usvi that if one uses the same products the natives do, food
for 2 for one month is a total of 300 dollars per month. the pricey items are kept for the richie rich usa white bread tourista, and with quite the mark up--loaf of bread--st thomas--natives paid 1.85 usd. the tourista bread with the usa labels is 4.50. lol. wtf..i dont buy into the bs--i go native--is better quality as is like home made and very tasty!!!
so, in the REAL WORLD, when cruising, the price paid is totally individual. you get the items you can buy in usa--mucho dolares....if you stay native and have a real taste of the area, is waaay less to spend.
cruising budget is all your individual choice--we stayed in marinas
occasionally to do laundry
and reprovision--didnt have need for being near the marina crowd--i dont DO that anyway---my cruising isnt the kind wherein one must visit the old dockmates everywhere i go--i dont like my neighbors--lol and i didnt like my neighbors in marinas--most are drunks with dead or dying dreams and health
issues. heck--i may be broken, but i am not done--not sick and not sickly--
no aircondiotioner!! omg i cant go cruising-LOL---at anchor
, btw, the bow is usually into the wind--no need for a/c to ruin the sperience..LOL...
did i say i spent 10k on my boat for purchase
?? there is someone just 2 mi south of me bought one of these for 5k--is a special model with the round ports
instead of the big rectangular windows---lol---special edition like boat---lol just a bit chewed up....they are so excited--goood deals are pout there--just be in right place at right time and keep it simple so you dont have to die before going out to sea.....
almost sorry is sooo long--