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Month 23 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Under budget this month again and that makes 4 months in a row! This month we traveled from New London Ct to Rockland Me to get lobster rolls. Since this was our homeport waters back before we left we did some friend and family visiting.

Boat costs were low and over half was the diver yesterday to go take the lobster pot rope off our propeller. Other than that it was general things like some paint etc. But we are here in Rockland Me and there’s a Hamilton Marine here and I have a shopping list that will show up next month.

Marina costs were for 10 days of moorings along the way, 5 of which were just so we could family/friends visit. For some reason once you go through the Cape Cod Canal into Mass Bay everyone in Massachusetts thinks their moorings are worth more. But they also included launch service and that was the first we had had that since we left.

Did a few good grocery runs. Dining costs were higher related to visiting and eating out while doing, but pretty much the normal amount we spend. Of course, the dollar amounts don’t show the number of days we gunk holed just to not be able to go ashore and spend money. Gunk holing is now our budget control mechanism.

The total expenses were $ 2,889.64. Cost breakdown as follows for planners and hecklers:

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 961.23
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 160.83
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 88.59
Dining out - $ 845.56
Entertainment - $ 128.71
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 166.09
Fees – $ -33.15
Marina - $ 430.50
Electric - $ 0
Medical - $ 20.19
Transportation - $ 10
Gifts - $ 11.09

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Re: Month 23 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Glad you had a good month. We’re taking it on the chin. Going to short haul
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Re: Month 23 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

$3000 for a month....

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Nearly 2 grand for food, booze, etc. Don eats a lot better than most of us - filet mignon, lobster, etc... I'd bet he doesn't have a single can of Chef Boyarde in the pantry or a single TV dinner in the fridge.

Don, have you ever thought about hanging a crab trap over the side or dangling a piece of squid on a fishing hook beneath the boat? You would be amazed at the number of free meals are lurking just beneath your keel.

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I'm all set, I have Spam!

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Ate the Spam today, dark clouds overhead

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I want to know where you can find gifts for $11! Well done, sir. Keep these reports coming.....

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Actually, I enjoyed the taste of spam when I was a young kid in the navy. It was a regular breakfast meat onboard the ship, along with sausage, bacon and SOS. Never tried it for crab bait, but did use those tiny sausages in a can once - worked pretty darned good.

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I want to know where you can find gifts for $11! Well done, sir. Keep these reports coming.....
pretty much any store

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For a fleeting moment I was thinking of making a post titled "Maine on $500 a month" it was a silly lmao kind of thought

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