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1 Hour Ago 10:59 AM
mbianka
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

My gal and I long ago stopped giving each other Christmas presents. If each of us need something we will buy it ourselves. We don't need anymore "stuff" in our lives bought by others. We have a very low key Christmas which includes being invited to a friends house for dinner. No hectic holiday travel through airports involved. Our only major travel is a mid winter catamaran charter somewhere in the world where it is warm. That takes a good chunk out of the winter and then it's a much easier wait for the boats spring launch. The charter is kind of our Christmas present to ourselves. The price of which works out to around $500 per month when averaged. Merry Christmas!
15 Hours Ago 09:07 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

The month of December is my busiest month of the year. Though I've cut back on the number of jobs I take by a substantial margin, I still have 23 Christmas parties this December, followed by 2 New Year's Eve parties, then a New Year's Day Party. By the time Christmas day arrives, I'm so tired of performing Christmas songs that I want to scream. Yes, it's really me playing the keyboard and me singing.

So, here's my Christmas contribution to the members of this forum: https://app.box.com/s/l7i5jjw5w7hgi315qilm

Gary
16 Hours Ago 07:35 PM
newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Merry Christmas to all
20 Hours Ago 04:22 PM
Tallswede
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too Mike. We are having a little gathering of the families at our house. Nothing fancy, just a get together to see one another. We have also told every one not to get us anything as we have every thing we need and then some (except time off of work lol).

Kevin
1 Day Ago 11:05 AM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

With the approaching penultimate consumerist day know as christmas, I wonder how us apparently frugal folk approach this season. My spouse and I have scaled back our event over the years. We no longer travel to be with family - we travel during less-frenetic times of the year. But we'll still kill a tree this year (one in our front yard), eat too much, and exchange a few gifts. This will be our last x-mas season in our shack on Lake Superior so we're taking extra time just trying to enjoy the space.

Not sure what this post is -- except to say, I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season.
2 Weeks Ago 11:06 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Quote:
Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
Thanks Gary, you're making me blush. Oh, you mean the fermenter.

It's a bit taller and wider than a 5 gallon bucket. My formosa had a cavernous lazarette locker. My Nauticat has even more storage. The lazarette was a nice location if you don't like the aroma of fermentation. It's kind of like sour-dough bread, but can be strong in a small boat for a couple days during peak fermentation. Some love it, others find it objectionable.

Mike, I've always brewed dockside where I can use/waste all the fresh water I want. I've been working the technique to the point where I could do it at anchor. Immediately after clearing Canadian customs (where beer is >1$/beer) would be one time I would try it. I wouldn't brew while actually sailing but in a quiet anchorage.... sure.

MedSailor
I had that barrel strapped to the mast down below and brewed up Coopers Ale while sailing all the way up behind the Great Barrier Reef. To extend your drinking pleasure try some of the Ginger Beer mixes. They only take a week in the secondary fermentation stage to be able to drink.
2 Weeks Ago 06:27 PM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Brewing beer on the boat is fine. I did it in many countries. Always worked out well, even at sea.
I don't brew in the Caribbean as beer is $16 per case so its cheaper and easier to buy it.

The other good thing is that the kit beer (I used Coopers in Australia, now available world wide Coopers DIY Beer Kit ) does NOT contain alcohol until you brew it. So if you sail into a country with alcohol tax or prohibition you are still fine with the kit. Clear in and brew up!

But when French red wine, Bordeaux, to wit, is $5 per bottle who drinks beer?
2 Weeks Ago 05:29 PM
MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Now for the REAL down and dirty cheap, no special equipment needed, DIY brewing on a boat:

s/v hello world: self reliance

These guys are friends of mine and we used to be dock neighbors in seattle. I know they don't drink crap beer, so when they said this recipe turned out well, I was.... well... surprised.

According to the sailnet equivalent american brewing forum everything about the above recipe would not work. Can't be done. Kind of like saying you like to anchor on a CQR with rope.... can't be done!

Since I was a brewer, I was intrigued and repeated their recipe and technique exactly. It DID in fact turn out quite good. I can't say I'd use the collapsible jug again because it was a PITA to clean, but I have to admit that aside from the airlock and bung there was NO special equipment. The airlock could actually be improvised too....

MedSailor
2 Weeks Ago 04:17 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Quote:
Originally Posted by elgatosunrise View Post
In my experience, a modest travel budget (500/month) can be done. But the key, is not stopping at marinas very often and avoiding the restaurants and bars.
Save your money for repairs and maintenance.
Catch your own fish.
Mix your own drinks.
Drop your own hook.
Cruise for many months...or years.
Exactly! And make your own beer (just to keep that theme going).
2 Weeks Ago 03:44 PM
elgatosunrise
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

In my experience, a modest travel budget (500/month) can be done. But the key, is not stopping at marinas very often and avoiding the restaurants and bars.
Save your money for repairs and maintenance.
Catch your own fish.
Mix your own drinks.
Drop your own hook.
Cruise for many months...or years.
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