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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

One of the things I've been doing for some time now is searching blogs etc looking for info on what they are spending. One of the great things about this is that you also get to learn what they doing and where they are spending their time at to match it with the money. That allows you to make some decisions on how you would do it different. From this is how I identified the $3000/mo budget as a reasonable amount for ME. I even have PM'd forums members over the years once I get a feel for how they are spending their time cruising and the things they are doing.

One of the places to look is below that has a lot of interviews with different cruisers, some don't have any cost info but some do and you just have to go though them.

The INTERVIEW WITH A CRUISER Project
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I wonder what all this has to do with the topic?
I guess not much to do with the topic of the thread but that's half of the posts on sail net have nothing perticular to do with the topic OK rant over tie in christian how much would it cost on average per person to go to an afternoons enjoyment at the game today between schalke and real Madrid include some snacks and a couple beers per adult and sodas per child for a family of four.
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Here is another b log link with actual costs and if you follow the links for "boats we follow" there are some more that have cost sections in them.

Cruising Budget 2011-2012 | Come Along with S.V. Scream
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

A funny note on maintenance - the cost of which I have been harping unmercifully about in this thread:

As I was getting up from the salon table I bumped into it. I heard a rattling sound. Reaching under I discovered that two of the eight screws were loose. Sure, it took 1 minute and a screwdriver. But my point is stuff like this is always happening even on well maintained boats.

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I guess not much to do with the topic of the thread but that's half of the posts on sail net have nothing perticular to do with the topic OK rant over tie in christian how much would it cost on average per person to go to an afternoons enjoyment at the game today between schalke and real Madrid include some snacks and a couple beers per adult and sodas per child for a family of four.
And that number would be something included in an entertainment budget, so if you have done this while cruising and have a dollar amount post it.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Sorry if I piss people off here not my intent I happily glean any nuggets off all posts on the entire site the biggest thing I have seen here between the 500 thread and the 3000 thread
1) the people in both seem to be more concerned with actual numbers titled in thread than the general
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2). In the 3 k they seem to be larger vessels with obviously higher operational costs ( heck some spend more on a bottom paint job than some others smaller vessels entire annual maintance ) not meant mean its just a fact.
3). Most on 500 thread are trying to do it cheaper and looking for suggestions where to cut costs some
4). More on 3k thread seem to post negatives about doing it cheaper. I know my . $300 boat would be just as accepted in an anchorage here as a multi million dollar yacht I have even gotten compliments from them about my boat. And yes it would cost more for me in the Florida and carrabian cruise grounds than here
All in all good info from most posters in both I have gotten some great info and ideas from both
(BTW I don't drink so that saves me a couple hundred right there but that's just me)
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And that number would be something included in an entertainment budget, so if you have done this while cruising and have a dollar amount post it.
I don't have the numbers to post I'm not there to see the game costs 5 bucks to stream it live to me here
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

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Let me take this backwards. I think that one reason this thread goes all over the place is that our assumptions of the definition of "cruising" is all over the map.
I think Roger gets closer to asking the right question. As I posted here earlier (in one of my rare appearance in this thread), the reason these threads rarely produce useful numbers is b/c people are comparing apples to orangutans. There is no general answer. It depends...

It depends on:
  • each person's lifestyle,
  • the size of boat,
  • the age of boat,
  • crew size and age,
  • their lifestyle choices,
  • where they are cruising,
  • how they are cruising,
  • their schedules,
  • etc, etc, etc.
To answer to the "how much does it cost" question you first need to specify all these things, and probably a lot more. Or to borrow from fine literature, you need to know the Ultimate Question before you can understand the Ultimate Answer .
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

For planning purposes, the monthly diesel fuel bill numbers are pretty meaningless to me. I want to know how much marine diesel costs per gallon in various locals so I can do some real planning. For example, marine diesel pumped at the waterside is over $5 a gallon (US) in the San Francisco Bay. “Road diesel” is $4.09/gal (US). The problem with road diesel for cruising is how do you jerry jug it back to the boat and how do you store your jerry can? I want to know what it cost per gal (US) in your locale. I am especially interested in Southern California, the PNW and Mexico. What say you? How about some planning numbers we can use?
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Try this site and I'm sure there are others like it
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