Can anyone point me in the direction of a fairly concise estimate on a budget for extended coastal cruising based on up-to-date costs? I've read a number of articles that break the budget estimates down based on lifestyle expectations but they all seem a little dated. The boat would be paid for, we will have no extra-ordinary monthly bills (survivor benifits and health insurance are factored into our retirement income), the crew would consist of myself and my wife and although we don't want to live in poverty, we don't require a lot of luxuries either. Cruising grounds would initially be on the North America West Coast.
Sailing out of Seward, Alaska
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