And now? You have all of the above?
I would be interested to hear more about your cruising budget; where you were cruising, how much you spent on what.
I'm looking at retiring in 2-4 years max. and my son will be off to college so....
Hi Dave, our cruising area was/is US east coast & Bahamas. We budgeted $2500/month, which we never spent. As well as I could remember, it broke down approximately as $500 maintenance, $150 boat insurnace, $200 communications (2 cell phones, internet, mail-forwarding service), $400 food, $100 booze
. The other $1000 or so was combined fuel, marinas, and shoreside entertainment. The months we were really pushing hard to get south, we could spend $400-$500 on diesel alone, OTOH, we didn't spend a lot of time seeking entertainment during those times, we were just too tired. This is a 33-foot boat, paid off, and health insurance for not included in the budget.
We still have no parents, kids, cat, or dog. However, we seem to have acquired houseplants in the form of a complete marine ecosystem growing on the hull below the waterline. Ugh.