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1 Hour Ago 09:35 AM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by Johnniegee View Post
no booze and no smoking buys you years and quality of life...cheap and PRICELESS

Each to their own. A few beers in a nice pub with some like minded people certainly increases my quality of life.

Maybe not drinking at all may give me a few more years but even the science disagrees now:

Quote:
drinking an entire bottle of wine every day is not exactly what he would call “unhealthy.”
A Bottle Of Wine A Day Is 'Good For You,' Researchers Say: Why You Need To Be Careful About The Claim

Not for everyone, and I certainly don't drink that much. In fact I keep bar nights to twice per week.
8 Hours Ago 01:52 AM
Johnniegee
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

no booze and no smoking buys you years and quality of life...cheap and PRICELESS
11 Hours Ago 11:33 PM
barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Wow, 256 pages a sick doggie prompted me back to the docks and with that my budget went from $350-400 per month to well... several thousand a month. When I started this thread the number was just a guideline and the responses here have been fun, informative, amazing and in some cases just plain sily but I have to say as we soon learned after un cutting the lines, life in the real world is quite costly. Our simple nomadic life had us wanting and needing very little. Now that we have a real income again we also have needs that we didn't while aimleesly drifting about. We will set off again and we will again have that $500 per month target but its easy to see how so many living dockside could see this as so impossible. I have been so inspired by all the comments here that we have started taking notes and wonder if there is a good book in the future perhaps titled Voyaging on $500 per month. Thank you all for the inspiration and support, happy turkey day, or in our case rice and beans day
14 Hours Ago 08:39 PM
christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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We had ours a month ago, but yes, hope all our American friends are enjoying a good meal and happy times with friends and family.
hey mike very true my sister and other friends celebrated a while back...on the end I dont think of thanksgiving as a historical acheivment but mostly an ACT OF THANKS day

whatever youre thankful for just give thanks jajajaja

anyways

Ill soon be part of the very very 500 budget crowd as I hope to own a nice merit 25 sailboat by christmas, that I will get for less than 2 months budgets

oh the humanity

cant wait

peace
20 Hours Ago 02:02 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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HAPPY TURKEY DAY GUYS!

peace
We had ours a month ago, but yes, hope all our American friends are enjoying a good meal and happy times with friends and family.
23 Hours Ago 11:12 AM
christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

HAPPY TURKEY DAY GUYS!

peace
2 Weeks Ago 10:52 AM
christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I would love to go to new orleans just to taste the food scene! well I can hep with boat stuff too

jajaja

as soon as I get a break from work I would love to travel locally...

cheers

ps. good luck with the refit...sounds awesome!
3 Weeks Ago 09:40 AM
Group9
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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hey bud long time no see! where are you again in the gulf?

just moved to the "area" wanting to see the ocean here soon and sail

hows some beer and chefy food for a nice ride down in the gulf? jajajaja
Hey, I heard you moved north. We are trying to get ready for a May departure on our next extended cruise and we are basically stripping the boat down to nothing for repairs and cleaning, so we're not going anywhere for a while!

But, anytime you are down near New Orleans, (I'm actually 70 miles east of there) give me a shout and I'll show you a cool part of the US (before Katrina, Emeril used to live in the same town I did, Pass Christian, and his kid went to the same school mine went to, and we would run into him and his wife every once in a while, but his house got wiped out with everyone elses.)
3 Weeks Ago 11:22 PM
travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
Gary
Could you share the names of the apps you mentioned. Thanks
I just saw them on TV a few weeks ago, and they were really neat - and I believe they worked on all the smart phones.

Here's a link for the Blackberry: The ECG Guide | QxMD Medical Apps

Here's one for an Android: AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram

Here's some more information that may be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhmEd0BKNIY

Gary
3 Weeks Ago 10:10 PM
mbianka
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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About engineless, we encountered 1.5 boats in our travels with no engines. One was a guy in Panama who was living on a lot less than $500 a month, near as I could tell. He had about a 32' boat with two junk rig masts that were actually light poles that had a tendency to break. Saw him come in and anchor in fairly close corners in 20 knots or so, did it beautifully. He mainly ate fish he caught and coconuts and his dinghy was a local dugout canoe and a paddle.

The other guy, who was in Indonesia on a Bristol 27 used a sculling oar and could tie his tiny dinghy (2.5 hp motor?) on as a yawl boat. One advantage of no engine in a smallish boat is a lot more storage space between the size of the engine and size of the tank.
Always wanted to try out a sculling oar out on my boat. An engine can be the biggest drain on expenses when cruising. You can repair a sail pretty easy an injection pump not so much. No engine equals less problems and less expense. But, you better have your a good anchor setup and your anchoring technique down pat. Something which is always good to practice with the engine in neutral from time to time. Hoisting the anchor without the windlass is also good to practice in case the windlass should ever break. Guess how I know?
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