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Old 02-12-2020, 16:33   #16
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Re: Our cruising costs - month 27 for a middle-aged couple on a 30' boat.

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We just did our 5 day follow up test(checked in at west end friday)
It actually is pretty smooth and easy process, start to finish.
Excellent! We’re keeping a close eye on Friday night as a possible window. Fingers crossed it holds.
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Old 02-12-2020, 17:57   #17
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Re: Our cruising costs - month 27 for a middle-aged couple on a 30' boat.

Good luck. Its quiet here and needs more cruisers.
We are in green turtle and are the only boat in white sound on a mooring rightnow. 3 others anchored.
The weather doesnt look too good for crossing yet though
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:34   #18
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If I'm still land bound this time next year i am going to stow away on the Club. I shall hide in a burlap bag, which will be snuck on board on the last night of your stay in America! As always, I'll know just when to sneak aboard because I watch the Blog. You can kick me off when we reach the Bahamas, as by this time next year all SHOULD be free and clear sailing!

Now let's talk about that special spot called "Rich Inlet" just before Wrightsville Beach heading South........thats my favorite hidey hole and it seems there is always a bottle of the finest whiskey of your choice just waiting! I hope to see you there if only for a great lunch!

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Re: Our cruising costs - month 27 for a middle-aged couple on a 30' boat.

Boat insurance cost/month?
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Old 06-12-2020, 16:47   #20
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Good luck. Its quiet here and needs more cruisers.
We are in green turtle and are the only boat in white sound on a mooring rightnow. 3 others anchored.
The weather doesnt look too good for crossing yet though
It turned out to be a great window. Just arrived at the GTC Marina a few hours ago. Will stick around tomorrow to check in and wait out the blow and head out again on Wednesday.
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If I'm still land bound this time next year i am going to stow away on the Club. I shall hide in a burlap bag, which will be snuck on board on the last night of your stay in America! As always, I'll know just when to sneak aboard because I watch the Blog. You can kick me off when we reach the Bahamas, as by this time next year all SHOULD be free and clear sailing!

Now let's talk about that special spot called "Rich Inlet" just before Wrightsville Beach heading South........thats my favorite hidey hole and it seems there is always a bottle of the finest whiskey of your choice just waiting! I hope to see you there if only for a great lunch!

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Boat insurance cost/month?

Boat insurance gets paid annually in August. Last time was $313 for the year.
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Re: Our cruising costs - month 27 for a middle-aged couple on a 30' boat.

It looks like your cruising costs have really decreased over the last 3 years. What do you attribute that to?
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It looks like your cruising costs have really decreased over the last 3 years. What do you attribute that to?
That's a good question - one I've spent this rainy afternoon analyzing.

2018 was an aberration because it was a short year (we started cruising at the beginning of September). We had to pay for 3 months of COBRA health insurance plus a haul out and repairs for a hard grounding so those items really skewed the numbers.

2019 vs. 2020 was something that I found more interesting. Without getting too obsessive about it, it would appear that COVID made a difference. We didn't fly out to the west coast to visit family and we spent about $1,700 less for the year in restaurants and entertainment expenses. Non-Covid related, we also had more medical expenses in 2019 and we spent more on boat upgrades that year.

Frankly, our 2019 monthly average isn't sustainable long-term so we're glad to see that it went down for 2020.
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Re: Our cruising costs - month 27 for a middle-aged couple on a 30' boat.

Could some break down there electric kw/hr as well. There are a few marinas ..one in Ga. in particular pads their marina rates to a point that the electric bill especially around high demand periods such as winter may exceed monthly dockage fees ..
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Could some break down there electric kw/hr as well. There are a few marinas ..one in Ga. in particular pads their marina rates to a point that the electric bill especially around high demand periods such as winter may exceed monthly dockage fees ..
Wow! I didn’t know that. Fortunately we never plug in when we are in a marina if there is an additional charge for electric.
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Could some break down there electric kw/hr as well. There are a few marinas ..one in Ga. in particular pads their marina rates to a point that the electric bill especially around high demand periods such as winter may exceed monthly dockage fees ..
Yet some call it 5 star

We all hope that last years high cost items aren't repeated or replaced this year.
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