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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 theres 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 dont 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
Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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