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I don't think you can afford all these drugs when cruising on $500 a month.

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I don't think you can afford all these drugs when cruising on $500 a month.
I believe that sailing is an inherently healthy activity. Sailors, in my (biased) observation, seem to age really well. I attribute it to a lower stress lifestyle and constant, varied forms of exercise. Sailors who retired before their arteries hardened at their desk job and are sure to have their healthy "one" drink a day are a group that probably won't need the drugs anyway!

Speaking of exercise. How do the long term budget cruisers get cardio exercise. I always feel that is the first to go, whereas upper body strength and core strength seem to benefit from a longer cruise.

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I believe that sailing is an inherently healthy activity. Sailors, in my (biased) observation, seem to age really well. I attribute it to a lower stress lifestyle and constant, varied forms of exercise. Sailors who retired before their arteries hardened at their desk job and are sure to have their healthy "one" drink a day are a group that probably won't need the drugs anyway!

Speaking of exercise. How do the long term budget cruisers get cardio exercise. I always feel that is the first to go, whereas upper body strength and core strength seem to benefit from a longer cruise.

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I don't think you can afford all these drugs when cruising on $500 a month.
It works out for me to be $0.50/day paying full price. I bet $500/mo people get a better deal.

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Living aboard for six months provided me with lots of exercise - especially when anchored out or on a mooring ball. That boat was in constant motion, for which your body tries to compensate continuously. I dropped 50 pounds, slept like a log, and had more energy than I had in years. When I got back home my wife was amazed at my appearance.

So, I guess living aboard is good for your health, at least that's what I keep telling her. She wasn't real happy about me being away from home for six months, though.

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I was told to pop my head into here, just wanted to chime in that we pull off the $500/ mo average in Mexico so far. Its work but we do it! We also met a single hander with a dog that loved beer in his Mid 20's that cruised his catalina 27 in the sea for $6/ day budget. He is one hell of a spear fisherman but he makes it work as well!

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That's great to hear Jon. Love to hear where are you located in Mexico.

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The boat is currently on the hard in Guaymas, We are heading back down at the end of the month. Boat storage is $125/mo there
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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Great stuff Jon. Where have you been, and where are you headed? For that matter, what kind of boat do you have.

It's great to read about people like you who are living the life that we talk about here. I'm slowly heading that way, but unfortunately will be in Canada and the US for couple more years. It's harder to live cheaply up here.

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The boat is currently on the hard in Guaymas, We are heading back down at the end of the month. Boat storage is $125/mo there
That's about the same as I pay at the head of Chesapeake Bay. Big problem here is that winter lasts about six months.

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