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post #6 of Old 03-12-2002
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Cruising budget????

I am planning to retire on a boat. And this budget thing is driving me nuts.

It seems that we sailors are sooo tight, that it has become the "in" thing to tell everybody with how little money we can survive in paradise. Yes they are quite some reports of people who supposingly make it on 700 bucks a month !!!!

When I read some other reports ..people spend 400 plus for a month in a marina ...

you do the math. But beware some of the reports are so low, because people spend nothing on the boat that particular year and have a "fantastic" low year, just to do the necessary work in the next year, when they spend 4 times as much ... but wont tell.

You can read between the lines, that this is very frustating to me.

I am now at a figure of 20 000 a year. Not to comfortable but some marina stays and some luxury like eating out. Boat Insurance Health insurance, but no cost on land. ( house insurance, car etc )

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