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Old 25-10-2018, 14:04   #16
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New to the forum, is that for 2 people? i.e. food etc.
Looking to retire on my boat for a few years before I get too old, I turn 62 in April so just starting to plan on when.
Yes that's for 2 of us. If you click on my user name you can get to all the threads,
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don't be

It would be a big budget problem if I lost a lot of weight as I would have to replace the 3 pair of underwear and 1 pair of shorts that I wear. I guess I could get fewer underwear, but would have to do laundry more often than once every 3 weeks then.
At least you don't have to worry about shoes.
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Old 25-10-2018, 14:29   #18
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At least you don't have to worry about shoes.
Been wearing the same pair of broken sandals for over a month. Wore my tennis shoes once instead and it really upset my toes!!!!

In 2 weeks it's going to be 2 years since I've worn long pants!!! Funny that is was in Beaufort SC, which is when I'm currently at and it's cold here!
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Been wearing the same pair of broken sandals for over a month. Wore my tennis shoes once instead and it really upset my toes!!!!

In 2 weeks it's going to be 2 years since I've worn long pants!!! Funny that is was in Beaufort SC, which is when I'm currently at and it's cold here!
It's a little chilly here but I'm in shorts and crocs. Not sure if I even have any long pants and real shoes.
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Under budget this month again and that makes 6 months in a row! It was the second lowest month ever and except for accounting of gift card use after last Christmas would have been the lowest ever. This month we traveled from Port Washington NY to Carolina Beach, NC.

Boat costs were low. All I bought was a bag of plastic zip ties and a subscription to Practical Sailor because I wanted to look up something (Iím thinking after that this was a waste on money and maybe I should have called it entertainment instead of a boat related cost).

Marina costs were for some moorings along the way, 3 days in a marina during TS Michael, and couple of dinghy dock fees.

Did grocery, beer and supply runs as normal. Dined out less than normal despite our attempts and wants.

The total expenses were $ 2,254.85. Cost breakdown as follows for planners and hecklers:

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 894.71
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 39
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 304.26
Dining out - $ 496.39
Entertainment - $ 57.35
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 99.22
Fees Ė $ -32.14
Marina - $ 335.85
Electric - $ 18
Medical - $ 20.19
Transportation - $ 22.02





I'm a bit slow. Is the $2,319.13 for the last month alone or is it $386.52 a month for six months?
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Old 25-10-2018, 17:14   #21
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I'm a bit slow. Is the $2,319.13 for the last month alone or is it $386.52 a month for six months?
2319 for 25 months, where did you get 6 months from















Thatís cost for the 25th month, as in a single month
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In the first sentence of the first post
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In the first sentence of the first post
Come on now. That sentence is "Under budget this month again and that makes 6 months in a row!"

How can you read that and ask whether the spent number was a total for 6 months? Oh well I answered your question anyway and hope it was of some use.
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Under budget this month again and that makes 6 months in a row! It was the second lowest month ever and except for accounting of gift card use after last Christmas would have been the lowest ever. This month we traveled from Port Washington NY to Carolina Beach, NC.

Boat costs were low. All I bought was a bag of plastic zip ties and a subscription to Practical Sailor because I wanted to look up something (Iím thinking after that this was a waste on money and maybe I should have called it entertainment instead of a boat related cost).

Marina costs were for some moorings along the way, 3 days in a marina during TS Michael, and couple of dinghy dock fees.

Did grocery, beer and supply runs as normal. Dined out less than normal despite our attempts and wants.

The total expenses were $ 2,254.85. Cost breakdown as follows for planners and hecklers:

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 894.71
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 39
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 304.26
Dining out - $ 496.39
Entertainment - $ 57.35
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 99.22
Fees Ė $ -32.14
Marina - $ 335.85
Electric - $ 18
Medical - $ 20.19
Transportation - $ 22.02
Thanks for this. Just started following...

Curious; were the moorings and marina days out of necessity because there was no place to anchor, or by choice? And, how much typically are the dinghy dock fees and how often do you need to use them?

Cheers

We've lived aboard for 4 years now in the Med and are heading to the Caribbean and East coast next year, just trying to get the lay of the land so to speak.
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Old 28-10-2018, 05:20   #25
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I would guess the answer is that the moorings and slips were a choice. Even during the tropical storm we could have found a place to anchor. The 2 dinghy fees we paid when at anchor were $12 & $5. In the past 2 years I've only paid dinghy fees twice and they were at the same stop. The $12 got me the use at a marina that allowed access to showers and laundry, the other was across from that that allowed access to the city and everything that it had.
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I would guess the answer is that the moorings and slips were a choice. Even during the tropical storm we could have found a place to anchor. The 2 dinghy fees we paid when at anchor were $12 & $5. In the past 2 years I've only paid dinghy fees twice and they were at the same stop. The $12 got me the use at a marina that allowed access to showers and laundry, the other was across from that that allowed access to the city and everything that it had.
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Curious what the numbers would look like if alcohol was removed from the equation both dine in and eat out ?
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Curious what the numbers would look like if alcohol was removed from the equation both dine in and eat out ?
It would be a positive cash flow of $1023.47/mo into our account even after the other expenses. If we did it long enough we would be rich.






But it wouldn't really be like living , it would just be existing
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For those interested to compare, I published my own two years cruising cost data. From Dublin to Darwin, 2/3 around the world, single handed, mono hull (22 feet):

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post2750102
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Thank you for sharing. I am wanting to retire cruising. Would it be possible to share a spreadsheet of the entire 25 months? I'm not wanting to pry, it would give me a good idea of what to expect.
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