We just finished up our 14th month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.
Not our best month as far as expenses are concerned, but not too bad either.
It was a pretty high month for the restaurant/entertainment category, but we had a lot of fun socializing with other boaters in October, and we also stopped in Belhaven where we tend to eat out several times at our favorite places. *The other two outliers were in the "boat stuff" category where we primarily stocked up on spare engine parts
and bought hardware
and lines for our drifter, and the purchase
of a long-awaited inflatable
stand up paddle board at the boat show
We spent most of October in Annapolis
, MD before starting to head
south in earnest, landing in Beaufort
, NC by the end of the month.
Below is our spending in October:
Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $530.53
Cell data, iCloud storage
, and Garmin
inReach subscription: $87.74
Amazon Prime: $12.99
Times subscription: $20.20
stuff: $743.28 (spare engine parts
, paper charts
, chain hook, antifreeze
, engine oil
, halyard/sheets/hardware for drifter, boat
hook, boat cleaner, ditty bag, electrical
wire for autopilot)
Random: $708.16 (inflatable standup paddle board, foot warmers, waterproof spray, pocket hose, two wrenches, two boat pillows, dry bag backpacks, marina tips)
2019 monthly average to date: $3,376.65
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95.
Monthly average since starting to cruise
I hope this is helpful.