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Old 18-08-2018, 12:57   #16
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Before we retired in 91 we took scuba lessons & certified bought equipment for the event of getting free from traps. Best insurance we had because we never got tangled in a trap cruised the Bahamas and Keys for11years!
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Old 18-08-2018, 22:04   #17
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As I say every time you post your expenses. THANK You.
Extremely valuable info.
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Old 19-08-2018, 06:54   #18
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Provisioning in Maine - Other than the ones listed, there is decent food available in Castine, Belfast, Stonington. NE and SW Harbors on Mt Desert vie for the world most expensive grocery shopping. We priced a jar of spagetti sauce which turned out to be $13. Needless to say we passed on that particular delicacy. There are wonderful farmers markets if you hit harbors on the right day. When on Mt. Desert, take the free shuttle to Bar Harbor (Bah Habah in local dialect) and there is a good Hannifords super market within strolling distance.
Jonesport had a good store, Winter Harbor has a decent store within walking distance even closer if you go to the inner harbor rather than the Yacht Club moorings. Once east of Jonesport, there really isn't anything that I know of. Forget trying Cutler. The store closed years ago. The coast is worth exploring. Provision then go!
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Old 19-08-2018, 07:21   #19
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Please keep these coming. Learning about expenses will help me better plan for my own retirement plans.
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Old 19-08-2018, 07:43   #20
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Really enjoy seeing these real world costs associated with cruising......please continue to post.
Going "down east Maine" is on my short list!

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Old 20-08-2018, 07:58   #21
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Thanks again SB. Hamilton Marine uh, now I understand why you've saved up for 4 months.

I was in Maine a week ago cruising on a friends boat out of Boothbay, mine is still in refit mode. It is fine cruising grounds for July/August - are you going downeast? Bar Harbor, Roque Is or Machias Bay maybe? Excluding Bar Harbor not a lot of places to spend money, but beautiful.

Hope you keep posting, it is a service to all. I have to ask thou, how do you get a $33.15 credit on fees? That has never happened to me before !

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Only spent $59 at Hamilton Marine and almost half was a boat hook. They didn’t really have the stuff on my list. So I put the “saved” money into lobster rolls.

I use my credit card for 95+% of things. I get cash back each month and I put that into “fees”
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Only spent $59 at Hamilton Marine and almost half was a boat hook. They didn’t really have the stuff on my list. So I put the “saved” money into lobster rolls.

I use my credit card for 95+% of things. I get cash back each month and I put that into “fees”
aah! money well spent, lobster rolls. Pickup a Blueberry pie and ice-cream too! The Maine blueberry's are really good this year!

Now I'm really hungry!
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If you are interested in a hooka system, drop me a line. I've got a Brownie system with the upgraded engine, two hoses to 70', and two emergency pony tanks and regulators. I believe my cost was around 3.4K. I'd part with it for about 1K. Works great, like new condition.
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If you are interested in a hooka system, drop me a line. I've got a Brownie system with the upgraded engine, two hoses to 70', and two emergency pony tanks and regulators. I believe my cost was around 3.4K. I'd part with it for about 1K. Works great, like new condition.
well you need to shop better I feel
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aah! money well spent, lobster rolls. Pickup a Blueberry pie and ice-cream too! The Maine blueberry's are really good this year!

Now I'm really hungry!
BTW - I've have lobster rolls in 4 places the past 2 weeks. Near as I can tell "market" price means $19. For that same $19 you may or may not get fries and coleslaw.

But I just had a lobster roll with chips and slaw at Time Out Pub here in Rockland for $11.95 that was as good as the $19 places! So we wanted pizza for dinner, but I feel dual lobster rolls are on menu instead.

You know the problem with lobster rolls?? You eat one and an hour later you want another.
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You know the problem with lobster rolls?? You eat one and an hour later you want another.
I'm not understanding what the problem is.
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Thank you SB1 for these updates.
I have a question on discipline: do you keep all receipts then tally them or just make notes? I have tried (and failed) to keep a tab on my spending and I am looking at better ways to do it. Thanks for this.
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I'm not understanding what the problem is.
It's a budget problem
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