Originally Posted by neverknow
Hoping I don't high jack this thread here, but are you on the hook, mooring or in a slip most of the time? What kinds of mooring/slip fees are you paying? What's the cost of living like for you?
Mostly on the hook.
While I was commuting to Japan by 777, Aeventyr was in a resort marina(pool, golf cosre, tennis courts, restaurants, bar etc. I paid a year in advance and it worked out to 150 bucks a month.
Slip fees vary between the government run (Jabatan Laut) marinas and private concerns. As little as $130 bucks a month including power and water. Now in Penang it's $240 a month. Up in Langkawi (AKA-God's waiting room) it probably is closer to $400 a month, supply and demand. Thai marina;s up in Phuket are in the 350-400 bucks a month range.
Many, many good places to anchor. Boat projects here for another 2 weeks and then will cruise Langkawi and Thailand for the next 5 months.
Cost of living, can be really cheap. Dinner about 8-10 bucks for 2, no booze. Lunch $5-6 and brekki 3-5, eating like locals of course.
Langkawi is a duty free port, so beer is 8 bucks a case, Stoli 9 bucks a liter, Some gin and vodka as low as 6 bucks a liter. Diesel is $2.20 a gallon. we can buy fresh fruit and veggies for 2 weeks around 20-30 bucks.
500 bucks a month goes a long, long way.....
Maybe you should consider buying a small boat in Langkawi or Singapore? Plenty of decent boats around. Easy cruising.