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
Cell data, iCloud storage
, and Garmin
inReach subscription: $87.72
Amazon Prime: $12.99
Times subscription: $20.20
Coast Guard Documentation
: $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.
stuff: $227.59 (dinghy tow rope
, extra line, courtesy flags
, stainless tube and parts
jerry jug storage)
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)
2019 monthly average to date: $3,303.11
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95.
Monthly average since starting to cruise
I hope this is helpful.