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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

should mention slip rate nearly half than if done as transient.

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We left with a €3,000 budget, 1000 for us 4 (mainly food), 1000 for the boat, 1000 for the rest (phone, internet, car rentals, marinas etc.). We actually were bellow over the past 3 years, more likely to be bellow 3000USD, probably around 2000-2500USD, without really counting. Now, we hate crowd, hence almost no marina, no car rental, no restaurant (only a few very good ones from time to time), only seclude anchorage where there is no daily fee (no internet, no restaurant, no shop, no spending). We fish and we drink water from the watermaker (no need to carry heavy packs) or rum, but with small kids, you tend to limit the consumption and this does not hit the budget. In remote areas, people give us fruits, fish (when we don't catch anything) and there is actually nothing to spend our money on. We trade books, eBook, films. In the Grenadines or the San Blas, lobsters are cheaper than tomatoes (if you find any), and shopping is limited to Amazon or eBay, when you have decent internet, but you still have nowhere to ship to and you actually need nothing.
Then come the "unexpected", you need a new main, a new motor for the dinghy or something and the decision is always invest heavy or spend minimal to keep up and running, which could still remain in the original budget. And this is where it hurts, if you have reserves. If you don't have, then you don't spend. Simple.
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to op, or anyone contemplating going...if you can't make do with 3 g's per month?...perhaps you should consider not going...my budget will 28% less on a good old 36'r
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to op, or anyone contemplating going...if you can't make do with 3 g's per month?...perhaps you should consider not going...my budget will 28% less on a good old 36'r
good for you, but so what!

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to op, or anyone contemplating going...if you can't make do with 3 g's per month?...perhaps you should consider not going...my budget will 28% less on a good old 36'r
$2160 are you ****ting me? Nobody goes cruising on $2160! You'll need $2248 minimum or give up your dream. Now where's that sarcasm emoji....?

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perhaps you should consider not going...my budget will 28% less on a good old 36'r
I spose you are being stupid ... but I will give u the benefit of the doubt.
The difference between $2k and $3k per month isn't much: air trio home one per year, rentacar once per month for a day, and a better dinner out once per week. that will chew it up.


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to op, or anyone contemplating going...if you can't make do with 3 g's per month?...perhaps you should consider not going...my budget will 28% less on a good old 36'r
Oh come on now. I see yachts every day that couldn't even operate a DAY on a pittance like 3 grand. Not EVERYONE'S dream is some tiny 50 foot blow boat without a crew of ten, all dressed in whites!

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Dam, I thought I was going to get the pretty girl crew on my budget

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Dam, I thought I was going to get the pretty girl crew on my budget
With your boat and budget, all you're gonna get are the gold diggers. I know, it sucks being one of the 1%, right?

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all you're gonna get are the gold diggers. I know, it sucks
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