Originally Posted by Kimandray
We've been out for two weeks now and it really depends on what you do... if you anchor out and eat on your boat the expenses are none...
I'd say minimal, not none... you still have to buy the food at some point to replenish what you're eating.
going to a marina will run you anywhere from .70 cents to three dollars a foot, plus electricity, eating at restaurants normal spending at stores, etc.... you can fit a cruise to any budget... but a budget is a MUST... no what you have and what you can spend, then adjust.... alway have a "kitty" for the unexpected.. We just had to do some minor repairs and thankfully met some fellow sailors who helped us... Otherwise it could have been quite expensive... Good luck!!!!
People have cruised on a very wide range of budgets. I know of one guy who sailed around most of the world for less then $1000. I know of a couple that spends that much a week...
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