We just finished up our tenth month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.
This month we returned to Connecticut where we immediately hauled the boat
to take care of a few upgrades (Engel refrigerator
and electric autopilot
for when we're motoring) and routine maintenance
. We also spent two weeks traveling to visit family
in Western New York
and the West Coast
. The upgrades and the traveling are 50% of the month's expenses.
With the exception of perhaps adding an AIS
transponder next summer, I don't really see us having any other large upgrades to the boat
. From this point forward, boat expenses should be limited to maintenance/repair/replacement.
Below is 100% of what we spent in June. 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: $386.09
(2 phones, iPad
, iCloud storage
inReach subscription): $192.74
Mail: $300 (one time annual payment for our mailbox at the UPS Store)
Amazon Prime: $12.99
Netflix: $13.12 (we have since decided to cancel this again)
Annual State registration
for the boat and dinghy
Boat Items: $2,361.68 (Engel fridge, Pelagic autopilot
, club burgee, bottom paint
for the boat and the dinghy
, boot stripe paint
, roller frame, paint brushes
, rollers, Waterway guide, epoxy
, hardener, epoxy
pumps, shaft zinc, two shackles, replacement flag halyards, spare dinghy propeller
, replacement Origo gasket
Times subscription: $20.20
Travel-related expenses to visit friends and family
Random: $78.57 (haircuts, galley
2019 monthly average to date: $3,560.30
2018 monthly average (September - December): $4,465.95
Monthly average since starting to cruise
I hope this is helpful.