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Month 13 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat
This past month we traveled ……………. nowhere again and are still in a slip in Brunswick GA for the hurricane season. Given a clean medical and good weather we plan to get out of here beginning of Nov.
The boat was the big expense category this month. Repaired some hatches that had broken hinges and got charts and chart plotter chips $$$$$. Replaced our master berth mattress with a 12” foam/gel unit I got off Amazon for $245 and made up the weird wedge shape at the head board with some foam that I cut out of the 6” foam mattress I removed. And even cut the old mattress and used that to replace the forward berth double mattress. Got some cushion foam replacements and got a couple of spice racks.
Didn’t dine out all the much and 1/3 of the dine out costs was something we did with the dock mates that we stayed with during hurricane Irma evacuation.
Rented a car a couple times to do doctor appointments
Communication is all in cell phone costs.
Entertainment expenses were for some Kindle books, going to a couple of movies, some sightseeing, and a month of CBS on line.
Marina cost is for a month of dockage and paid electric (broke out the costs).
The total was $3,406.21, which could have been under the $3,000 budget if we hadn’t gotten charts and travel guide for next season’s journey. Cost breakdown as follows:
Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 863.31 (25%)
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 1,128.62 (33%)
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 15
Dining out - $ 286.27
Entertainment - $ 126.66
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 128.36
Bank Fees – ($ 36.01) using my cash back card saves money
Marina - $ 586.17 (17%)
Electric - $ 108.79
Medical - $ 26.58
Transportation - $ 132.10
Gifts - $ 40.06
Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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