I just realized that I forgot to post last month's expenses - probably because I'm still trying to forget them!
We just finished up our eleventh month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.
We spent the first part of July on the hard
before splashing the boat
and staying in a transient slip at our club while we hung around for various medical
appointments. Our last appointment was on July 23rd and we wasted no time tossing the dock
lines and heading out again on July 24th. Since then our expenses have crashed as we had hoped, so August should (emphasis on the should) be substantially less pricey.
47% of July's spending was for medical
appointments and related expenses (i.e. rental cars and fuel
rooms, etc), along with haul out
, and annual boat maintenance
costs. We put two solid coats of bottom paint
on the boat and are hoping that we can skip hauling out next year.
Below is 100% of what we spent in July. I don't leave anything out in these monthly reports because I don't believe "not counting" is particularly helpful for those still planning and dreaming.
Groceries/Non-food Groceries: $621.83
Rental cars, hotel
room, and related expenses for medical appointments: $603.35
(2 phones, iPad
, iCloud storage
inReach subscription): $162.50
Amazon Prime: $12.99
Boat US Towing Membership
: $131.77 (West Marine
was running a sale
, so now we are paid up until April, 2021).
Boat Expenses: $790.91 (haul out and four weeks storage for the boat, gear oil
, spark plugs, and zinc for the outboard
hammocks, windlass parts
, new flares to replace expired ones, new vent hose for Nature's Head
, extra flare gun for ditch bag, diesel
additives, 2 water
jerry jugs, bucket, bungee cords, gloves, paint brushes
Times subscription: $20.20
Random: $776.18 (fishing gear
items, Burley trailer
2019 monthly average to date: $3,720.00
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95
Monthly average since starting to cruise
I hope this is helpful.