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Old 13-05-2019, 11:56   #46
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Re: Our cruising costs - month one for a middle-aged couple on a modest boat

Thanks, I'd love to see a photo of your old Bristol. Mine is long gone.
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COMPARE YEARSCOMPARE VALUES
1$
5000
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RESULTS $ 32675.26

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Old 13-05-2019, 14:04   #48
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COMPARE YEARSCOMPARE VALUES
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RESULTS $ 32675.26

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?????

I’m comparing $5000 in 1979 to 2019. What are you comparing, or am I doing this wrong?

ADD: When I use 1970 I get your $32k, but Al said 1979.
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?????

Iím comparing $5000 in 1979 to 2019. What are you comparing, or am I doing this wrong?

ADD: When I use 1970 I get your $32k, but Al said 1979.
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I should have invested in the 70s. But I was young and had no money.
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Bristol 29 cruise.
I've never before replied to this forum, but this cost report caught my eye. In 1979 (I realize this seems like ancient history, since most readers weren't yet born) my new wife and I set off from California in a Bristol 29 (best used boat we could afford at the time) with only 10G to our names. My ultimate goal was to sail into the S Pacific, having read Eric Hiscock and classic small boat tales. Our boat was basic and had no electrical system or VHF, except for a mast-head light and one small interior light - we did have a small portable radio receiver for AM/short wave stations, and added a tillermaster autosteering device after tiring of long days/nights of steering. Having endured serious storms along the Baja coast we stopped and recovered in Cabo San Lucas for a month on anchor, and agreed not to proceed into the S Pacific in such a small boat. We cruised the Sea of Cortez and northern Mexico coast, returning to California after a full year.

We were always swinging at anchor overnight (rarely sailing through the night) and ended the year having spent only a total of 5G. Granted $5000 went further then, but I was prompted to write because we had a fabulous second-year of marriage, never bored, reading books (we took 100 great books with us), visiting with each other and other cruisers, fishing, cooking, swimming/diving. We agreed to no more than one meal-a-day on shore to save money.

Our marriage grew and we are now approaching our 44th anniversary. It was sometimes rather hot and sometimes cold, but we made fabulous memories of cruising in our simple boat. A simple boat will likely have few problems. Now we charter bare-boat and are blown away by the luxuries like refrigerators, air conditioning, GPS, autopilot, radar, televisions, roller furling, etc, that so many cruisers seem to consider as necessities. Oh for the simple, less costly, good old times.
Thanks for sharing, Al. What a great experience you and your wife had!
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Thanks, I'd love to see a photo of your old Bristol. Mine is long gone.
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Ours is a Bristol 29.9, so the second version of yours, but here she is in the Exumas:

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