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18 Hours Ago 06:05 AM
sy_doinit@hotmail.com
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I think you are totally in tune. I have been out for six years now and i try to keep the budget as low as possible. I'm not sure where you are but I know the Caribbean can be very expensive until you get further south into Venezuela which may not be a place you want to go. I started in california and headed west through the South Pacific, goal...Southeast Asia. The South Pacific is very expensive but you won't spend money for about a month so that's encouraging. Not sure you would go that far in a 22' but know that people do. I've made it to Asia now and am very happy here. If nothing went wrong with the boat i could live on much less than $500 a month, $300 is my goal. But something usually comes up, a new transmission for $3600 really put a dent in the budget last year. New batteries are ruining my budget right now. Unfortunately i spent nine months away from the boat over the past year and realize its the worst thing i could have done not only for me but for the boat and now for the budget. Best of luck to you and the best advice i saw here was....people don't change. If you can live for cheap on land, you can live for cheaper on the water. Its all about your location so pick a beautiful, cheap, fun spit where you will be happy. Cause that's what we're out here doin' it for.....happiness and freedom.
04-15-2015 11:06 PM
newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Yes the pigs do look nice but there goes the budget for the month
04-15-2015 08:03 PM
mitiempo
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post

My deck presents a slight challenge to your approach Jon. My water deck fill is raised a couple of cm above the side deck. I'll have to have a larger dam so it can fill high enough. Hmmmm, should still be possible.
You could lower the deck fill to make it closer to flush with the deck.

Are those tarps foodsafe?
04-15-2015 07:52 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks guys. Yeah, I realize we've probably gone over this turf. In fact, I remember seeing your photo Jon. It looks like a great solution, as do the PIGs (bookmarked!).

My deck presents a slight challenge to your approach Jon. My water deck fill is raised a couple of cm above the side deck. I'll have to have a larger dam so it can fill high enough. Hmmmm, should still be possible.

I'm going to snap some pics tomorrow when I go back to the boat. Love to have your collective wisdom on what I can do.
04-15-2015 06:51 PM
Group9
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

When I first started cruising, I was tied up at the Panama City, Florida marina, and an obvious cruising couple, in a CSY 37, was tied up across from us. We had a rain shower, and I watched them come out and wash their clothes using runoff from the tarp they had strung over their boat.

The funny thing was, we were at a marina.

I think they had been doing it for so long, they couldn't help themselves.
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
We started talking about water usage over on another thread, and aeventyr60 mentioned the need for a good rain catcher system. I don't have one yet, but will.

Those of you who catch rain; can you describe your setup?
Yeah, that's one problem with a thread like this, I described mine for the first time about 1,500 posts ago... :-)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1599105-post1290.html

Here's the pic of my 'watermaker' that accompanied it... Deck fills have been located at the low point on deck, I just snap these into place when the time is right...


04-15-2015 06:20 PM
MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
We started talking about water usage over on another thread, and aeventyr60 mentioned the need for a good rain catcher system. I don't have one yet, but will.

Those of you who catch rain; can you describe your setup?
http://www.newpig.com/pig/US/patch-r...rter-7242/0/20

You're welcome.

MedSailor
04-15-2015 05:30 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, some cruisers I met in Florida had nothing more than a vee shaped dam around the fill port of their water tank. After a few minutes of raining to allow the deck to wash clean, they merely opened the fill cap and let the rainwater flow down the deck to the fill opening. It was that simple. Nothing complicated about building it, either. Just a couple pieces of right angle aluminum or plexiglass glued to the deck. Most were only about 1/2-inch high so they wouldn't constitute much of a trip hazard, and I imagine 1/4 inch would be sufficient for most.

Gary
04-15-2015 05:24 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

We started talking about water usage over on another thread, and aeventyr60 mentioned the need for a good rain catcher system. I don't have one yet, but will.

Those of you who catch rain; can you describe your setup?
03-30-2015 08:41 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Sorry fubar here on weak wifi signal....
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