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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

what about exchange rate fluctuations
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

This has been a very interesting thread. I am thinking it might be helpful to contact the gentleman who posts on here who just recently completed a 3 year circumnavigation with his wife and see if he kept an expense account for his voyage. Sorry I don't remember his screen name but it shouldn't be hard to find.
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Correct Mike... each boat size and requirements would have different cruising budgets...

Here is another one Retirees Sail the Caribbean for 8 Years On a $1,000-Per-Month Budget

This jumped out at me. WTH? Basically saving money by tresspassing. They are lucky the management didn't catch on.


We especially enjoyed being anchored off fancy resorts that charged $500 a night. We paid zero and had a much better view, without noisy neighbors. During the day we would go ashore to these resorts, using our dinghy, and wander the grounds and enjoy the amenities for free.”
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This jumped out at me. WTH? Basically saving money by tresspassing. They are lucky the management didn't catch on.


We especially enjoyed being anchored off fancy resorts that charged $500 a night. We paid zero and had a much better view, without noisy neighbors. During the day we would go ashore to these resorts, using our dinghy, and wander the grounds and enjoy the amenities for free.”
You're right. I don't think that is the money saving technique we want to be promoting on a cruising website.

That's kind of in line with tying up at marinas, and leaving early in the morning before the dockmaster comes around to collect the fees.
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......That's kind of in line with tying up at marinas, and leaving early in the morning before the dockmaster comes around to collect the fees.
I agree. I hired a delivery skipper that was very proud of doing this to save me money on his trip. The closer to home he got, the more nervous I got. He's a great guy, by the way, but thought he was doing me a favor. I would have been mortified if anyone ever associated the dine and dash with our boat.

His more common technique was to grab an unused mooring at sunset and leave at dawn.

I grabbed a mooring once and couldn't find anyone to pay. All moorings had a bottle attached to put your payment, except mine. I assume it fell off. I actually tied a gatorade bottle to the mooring with the fee in it, before I left in the morning. I realized someone could have easily stolen it, but I felt better paying my tab.
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Honesty pays off, Minnewaska.


Somewhere down the track it pays off, or maybe never, who cares, it feels correct to be honest.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Agree... anchoring like they have in that site and taking advantage is not what I or others should be doing and should have carefully read that... I prefer to do things legally and amicably in all my pursuits and so should others. But that said we do not know the entire story and should read the entire background (needs registering to that site) to fully understand the meaning of what they are saying by enjoying the 'amenities for free' sort a the 'wedding crashers' sort of crowds.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Let's face it, we have all grabbed a dock or mooring sometime that wasn't ours,for a moment - life is too short to chase down every owner or to get mad. At least I know I have. The decent thing is to be ready to cheerfully move on the moment the owner gets there and no nasty words should be said by anyone.


But "enjoying the amenities" of a resort for free could be using the laundry, bathrooms, showers or beach chairs, free buffet - who knows?
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But "enjoying the amenities" of a resort for free could be using the laundry, bathrooms, showers or beach chairs, free buffet - who knows?
And this is in the $3,000/month thread!

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Let's face it, we have all grabbed a dock or mooring sometime that wasn't ours,for a moment
I don't think I have.

I don't park in Handicapped spots either, even if I am just dropping someone off.

Nor do I double park.

Maybe I am just a looser to be vilified, but the rules of life, my life, are fine by me. If its not my toy I don't play with it
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