Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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for us on a 42',
slippage year round, to have a place to live no matter what $2K
taxes and Insurance $2K
boat bottom paint, yearly $1K
repairs, maintenance, replace $3K
monthly living expenses, food and juice $300
health insurance, yearly, high option $8K
those are the biggies, but we are quite frugal, eat aboard almost always, we do get a lot of fresh, local foods when we can. We are reasonably healthy. We already had the bicycles, scuba gear and tools.
We are in the Chesapeake now, but one or two trips to NC each year. If you stay transient marinas, you can really spend the $$...average last year was just under $2/ft per night, electric and shower included only...
Watching the stars every night, burgers on the grill, chilly mornings, good sailing, meeting new people, seeing places you only hear about, quiet time and time to read a book, listen to the ipod, walking, wildlife, generally offsets a lot of the $$. A healthier, less stressful life also is valuable to us.