Re: Sailing on a shoestring.
$1100 a month is a huge amount of money to be cruising the Sea of Cortes on, far more than I have ever had in 40 years of cruising. My total cost of living is less than most people pay for moorage. Don' tie to docks.
Don't pay others to put your beans and pea soup in cans for you .Buy it bulk and cook it yourself. Can your own meat and fish. Make your own bannock in a cast iron fry pan.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"