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post #4 of Old 09-21-2007
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Here is the figures that I have stored from reading tons of cruisers logs:
Minimum list needs: $300-500 per month
Average cost for most sailors: $700-$1200 per month
Luxury cost: $2000 plus

Like previous post depends on what one can live on, beans and rice everyday vs eating out 3-5 days a week. What those figures above don't consider is boat maintenance. As they say owning a cruising boat is fixing it in exotic places. The more toys on the boat the higher the cost. Can you fix the boat yourself vs having a mechanic fix it will greatly increase cost. Also health insurance is not in that cost either. Too many variables there. Inaddition, one of the biggest cost can be cruising permits,
As of 1 July 2003 the costs of a cruising permit for the Bahamas have risen. The new charges are as follows: - $150 for all vessels under 35 feet - $300 for vessels over 35 feet. - $150 for dinghys/tenders over 18 feet. Fiji, $1500 plus bond or plane ticket.

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