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Month 9 Expenses & Costs of Cruising

This past month we traveled from Vero Beach Florida to St Augustine Fl. Not that far as we had some family things to be done and St Augustine was a good location to do it from.

We spent 13 days in a marina at Vero Beach on a mooring and 1-month at St Augustine on a mooring. Since we paid for the Vero one when we left and the St Augustine when we arrived all are on this month's numbers.

My daughter moved from New Hampshire to Florida and my wife went to help with that. So that was unusual expenses.

Did some standard small stuff on the boat and installed a holding tank vent filter and had the bottom cleaned. Got a couple of sun shade tarps for the boat also. So even though nothing big happened it still adds up

Entertainment expenses were for some Kindle books and a few movies.

Fees were $79.29 I got back from my credit card rewards, but $150 for a professional certification fee having to do with my wife who just couldn't talk herself out of it.

We got food but didn't do a restocking. Also got some clothes and shoes that are in the "food" number


The total was $ 3,574.81, that breaks down as follows:

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 625.25
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 399.12
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 54.38
Dining out - $ 1,037.32
Entertainment - $ 108.74
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 284.05
Fees - $ 70.73
Marina - $ 616.74
Medical - $ 22.27
Transportation - $ 67.33
Daughter moving - $ 288.88
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Don - just wanted to say I've really enjoyed these reports. Very informative. Thanks for taking the time.
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Don - just wanted to say I've really enjoyed these reports. Very informative. Thanks for taking the time.
Agreed, though I had to resist telling you how you were doing it wrong again this month :lol:
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Agreed, though I had to resist telling you how you were doing it wrong again this month :lol:
Bet if you allowed me to spend your money I would learn how to do it right. Might take awhile, but hey if it's worth learning it's worth learning right.

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Re: Month 9 Expenses & Costs of Cruising

Great info. It's interesting to see how Dining Out can really add to the expenses. I've recently started using a grocery delivery service and found it very convenient and economical. Even with a $9.95 delivery charge. I order on line and everything gets delivered to the house. There is a $60 minimum for each order but, I am not wandering down the supermarket isles picking up things I did not really need. I've done a lot of cooking and have a freezer full of prepared meals so I have not been going out to dinner in awhile. The other night coming back from the boatyard I stopped to pick up some chinese take out. The bill came out to $11.50. It was a wake up as to how expensive even take out can be. Whereas $60 in groceries can feed me for at least a week.
In a few weeks I'm planing on provisioning the boat using this service instead of heading to the supermarket myself. I'd like to see if I could use this service (if it's available) while cruising and have provisions delivered to a marina I may be anchored or moored near. It would save time and Taxi costs. Though I'll still eat out on shore especially when exploring a new port.

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A daughter that only costs $288 per month is a bargain.

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