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Your opinion on the cost of cruising, please

Hey, can you guys weigh in on your opinion of the cost of cruising?

There is a survery on my blog.

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Cruising will cost what ever you want it to cost. If you have $10,000 is will cost $10,000 and if you have $50,000 it can cost $50,000. It's a lifestyle it all depends on how you live that life. Some people can't have fun without spending money others can, I believe it is as simple as that.
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good comment. I suppose i should have phrased it, how much have you spent on cruising annually?
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I hope you get a lot of votes, I'm very interested in seeing how it turns out!
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We spend as little as one thousand a month when we are feeling poor or wishing to build up funds for a special need and then we may spend eight thousand a month with excessive wants and play. I think freesail99 hit it right with his post, but at the final tally we succeed as fullltime liveaboard cruisers by spending less than our income. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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That's an awful lot like asking "How much does a car cost?" You're thinking Lexus, I'm thinking Dodge Neon (and a used one at that). Some months we spent <$1000 for two of us. But we had a lot more fun and were a lot more comfortable spending $2000 - $3000 / month in the U.S.
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these guys have a well documented expense trail for a 44' cruiser. url=http://www.livinthedreamcruising.com/about%20the%20boat.htm]About the Boat[/url]
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Cruising will cost what ever you want it to cost. If you have $10,000 is will cost $10,000 and if you have $50,000 it can cost $50,000. It's a lifestyle it all depends on how you live that life. Some people can't have fun without spending money others can, I believe it is as simple as that.
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I dont want to crush your dream BUT your blog seems to say beyond some time on a sunfish in your youth you really have not worked you way up to the point of even seeing if the wife can go sailing without getting ill ?

I got the whole full burden of modern life going on and i have worked on changing my life enough to allow sailing time and its real easy to OPB (other peoples boats) crewing thing and get some wet time
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I dont want to crush your dream BUT your blog seems to say beyond some time on a sunfish in your youth you really have not worked you way up to the point of even seeing if the wife can go sailing without getting ill ?

I got the whole full burden of modern life going on and i have worked on changing my life enough to allow sailing time and its real easy to OPB (other peoples boats) crewing thing and get some wet time
As far as my wife, she may find she in not able to sail. That would be a sad outcome, but it would not deter my dream of sailing.
I know it's not much, but I did own a boat larger than an sunfish and sailed it often with my daughter. Making time to sail is important.
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