Traveled from Green Cove Springs to Vero Beach FL after spending all of Dec in GCS so wife could visit mother-in-law for Christmas
. GCS marina is either a place for boats to go and die or get DIY work
done and then get the hell out of. Even though the month of mooring
at GCS was only $171 it was an expensive stop. Since it was 2 miles to the nearest gas station store and more to anything else, plus that we were there to visit, we rented a car and that was $855 plus gas. Just a lesson that a cheap
marina may not be overall. Only spent half this period at GCS but all of the cost is in this monthís numbers as that is when it got paid.
Stayed a night on mooring
in St Augustine, a night on a mooring in Titusville, and 4 days on mooring in Vero Beach. Could have anchored those nights but wanted to go ashore and the cost to use the dinghy
docks etc. are almost the same as just getting a mooring. We also spent 3 days at slip in Dayton to have power during a cold front.
It was Christmas
so this month has a lot of gift costs. Gift costs probably could be called whatever you got in grifts as all it is you buying
presents for someone and them getting something else for you that you wanted.
Boats maintenance/repair/upgrade costs were low till the end of the month when I found the voltage regulator
was only charging
at half the rate it should and I replaced it, which was $310. Other than that, most boat
costs were small crap that adds up. Another major part of boat
costs was buying Bahamas charts
, paying my 2017 boat insurance
, and registering the boat and dinghy
in FL (aholes made me paid sales tax on my 4-month-old dinghy).
We had health
costs of paying our premium (small), paying a dental bill, and getting a 6-month refill of prescription meds.
We went to the grocery store a lot plus did a major stock up and filled the freezer
and most of the dry food storage
lockers for going over to the Bahamas
We ate out of course. Mostly we ate lunches while running around doing other stuff. Most of the dinners out we had were with family
. I also have come to realize that a lot of the eating out costs are related to entertainment because they happen at the same time.
So for month 4 we spend $7,602 cruising and living on the boat.
a breakdown I have learned just gives the haters something reply to so Iím thinking I wouldnít post it any more. But if you wish to know for your own planning PM me and I am willing to share it depending of course on who asks.