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post #10 of Old 03-14-2006
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Of course where you choose to cruise and if you plan to live on the hook or in a marina will impact your costs but the big imponderables are boat repair costs and health costs. If you already have medicare that makes it a bit easier if you plan to stay in the States. But you can easily get hit with 5 or 10K of repair costs on the boat so a lot will depend on the shape she is in when you start. You can live as a single in many u.s. places on a small boat for $16k if you are frugal but I suggest you have a boat repair fund that you kick into each month so that you don't get blown away by a big marina bill.
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