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Old 03-12-2019, 09:12   #1
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Our cruising costs - month 15 for a middle-aged couple on a modest boat.

We just finished up our 15th month of cruising full-time on our Bristol 29.9.

In November we put the pedal to the metal, going from Beaufort NC to Vero Beach, FL. This month we spent quite a bit on marinas (including one payment on November 30th covering the first week of December in Vero Beach). *The weather was not our friend in South Carolina and Georgia, two states not exactly known for an abundance of anchorages with great wind protection, but sometimes that's the way it goes.

Towards the end of the month we also started stocking up on items that we won't be easily able to obtain in the Bahamas or perhaps the Dominican Republic. *We know from our experience last year that while we may spend quite a bit up front in provisions, that will be more than offset when we get to the Bahamas where we will spend very little.

Below is our spending in November:

Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $612.82

Diesel/Gasoline: $188.69 - we now have a completely full tank and jerry jugs so should only need to purchase a few gallons before leaving for the Bahamas

Propane/denatured alcohol: $23.96

Medical: $20.25

Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $87.72

Amazon Prime: $12.99

Laundry: $10.50

Restaurants/Entertainment: $188.90

Uber: $27.01

New York Times subscription: $20.20

Coast Guard Documentation Renewal: $26.00

Marinas: $656.62 - this is for 12 nights on a mooring, 6 nights in a slip, plus another 7 days paid in advance for a mooring during the first week of December.

Boat stuff: $227.59 (dinghy tow rope, extra line, courtesy flags, stainless tube and parts for water jerry jug storage)

Subscriptions: $49.91

Random: $414.50 (Aquabot, coir, marina tips, 5 gallon gas jerry jug, campachem,
Brita filters, ukulele, dinghy eye bolts, coffee travel mugs, box of rags, disposable gloves)

Total: $2,567.66

2019 monthly average to date: $3,303.11

2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95.

Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,613.20

I hope this is helpful.
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Cruising around on a boat slowly learning to “slow down” and be happy for whatever is currently happening - priceless!

I bet if i could teach you to drink more your expenses could equal mine.
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Thank you Cthoops!

and sweeeeeeet that you got a ukulele!
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I bet if i could teach you to drink more your expenses could equal mine.
Ahh, I miss the days of multiple Pegu Clubs in one evening.

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Thank you Cthoops!

and sweeeeeeet that you got a ukulele!
It’s such a happy sounding instrument!
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