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12-11-2015 07:15 AM
capt13
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I am with you buddy, Obama can keep his Obama care! I have not and will never get it!
12-11-2015 12:51 AM
capt13
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

People have different things they can and can't live without, so their are different budgets. My first sailboat was a 24ft San Juan that I bought in Marco Island Florida, and sailed up to FT. Myers Beach. I was younger then, but lived on that boat for 3 years their with one 250 watt solar panel, and a honda generator, anchored out for free, and lived on $200.00 to $400.00 a month depending on how much I worked that month. I lived pretty damn good, ate good, felt good, and had some real good views. My point being, it is all what you can live on? Then the big question is what can you live without?
11-20-2015 12:58 AM
newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
helps you unclench your cheeks
Or possibly clench them more trying to stem the tide a bit
11-19-2015 08:43 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

The last time I was in Newfoundland, Saint Johns, I got plastered in a local bar, fell head over heels for a young lady I met there, only to discover that she was separated from her husband, still married, and just out for a good time. Good thing I got out of there when I did - that kind of stuff could get you in serious trouble, especially in 1960 when I was there. I'm sure things have changed a lot since then, though. The only problem I have with Newfoundland is it takes forever to get there from here, even if you fly. Think I await your arrival here in on the sunny shores of Chesapeake Bay.

Stay safe my friend,

Gary
11-19-2015 08:19 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
...Oh Hell, everyone needs at least one hobby - and drinking homemade beer sounds like a good hobby to me.
Sounds like a good hobby to me Gary; although following the KISS principle, I've cut to the chase and simply made drinking my hobby Must be my good Irish genes coming through

Looking forward to meeting one of these years ... preferably someplace warm. Although maybe you'd like to visit us when we make it to Newfoundland .
11-19-2015 07:22 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, when you get down this way, I'll give you my Mr. Beer Kit. I just ordered a mix for their Classic Lite Beer, which should arrive sometime next week. I'll mix up a batch, which is about 2.5 gallons of beer. The cost of the ingredients has really went up quite a bit since I got the kit in 2003. Back then a mix sold for about $7. Today, that same mix goes for $14.95, plus shipping. Almost cheaper to buy the beer. Oh Hell, everyone needs at least one hobby - and drinking homemade beer sounds like a good hobby to me.

All the best,

Gary
11-19-2015 05:06 PM
Don0190
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Drinking home made brew that still has active yeast in it takes a bit of getting used to. Some folks have bouts of violent runs and/or excessive belching.
helps you unclench your cheeks
11-19-2015 04:18 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

While I don't believe a lot of the liberal press hype, especially when it comes to MAN MADE global warming, I do check some sources ouScientists balk at ?hottest year? claims: Ignores Satellites showing 18 Year ?Pause? ? ?We are arguing over the significance of hundredths of a degree? ? The ?Pause? continues | Climate Depott here: The information was from a local, well recognized, talk radio station here, WCBM and they were interviewing someone from the BBC.

As I age, not very gracefully I might add, I tend to feel the cold a lot more than I did when I was in my 20s, 30s, and 40s. At age 75 I consider any temperature lower than my age the dead of winter. I stop sailing when the temperature gets below 60, which it did this past week. So, at the rate things are going, I'm not gonna live long enough to see those palm trees growing in my front yard, but damned it sure would be nice. Guess I'll have to sail back to the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas next fall.

All the best,

Gary
11-19-2015 03:46 PM
krisscross
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Drinking home made brew that still has active yeast in it takes a bit of getting used to. Some folks have bouts of violent runs and/or excessive belching. And if you manage to sustain fermentation in your gut by feeding it starches and sugars (bananas work great), you can be slightly tipsy all the time.
11-19-2015 03:41 PM
krisscross
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I would say that people tend to spend what they can afford while cruising. If you only have $500 a month to spend, that is how you will live. And if you can afford to spend $3000 a month, that is just great for you, allowing you to unclench your cheeks every time you have to buy something.
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