Originally Posted by svzephyr44
Let me take this backwards. I think that one reason this thread goes all over the place is that our assumptions of the definition of "cruising" is all over the map.
I think Roger gets closer to asking the right question. As I posted here earlier (in one of my rare appearance in this thread), the reason these threads rarely produce useful numbers is b/c people are comparing apples to orangutans. There is no general answer.
It depends on:
- each person's lifestyle,
- the size of boat,
- the age of boat,
- crew size and age,
- their lifestyle choices,
- where they are cruising,
- how they are cruising,
- their schedules,
- etc, etc, etc.
To answer to the "how much does it cost
" question you first need to specify all these things, and probably a lot more. Or to borrow from fine literature, you need to know the Ultimate Question
before you can understand the Ultimate Answer