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Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

With 3 years of full-time cruising competed I figured I would compare year 3 costs to year 2. In year 2 costs dropped $940 compared to year 1, but in year 3 the costs increased $5,547 compared to year 2. So how does this happen?

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries – increased $721 and was 24.4% of costs. But this category has been pretty much the same the past 3 years within about $800
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance – increased $9k from last year and was 29.2% of costs last year. This is what happens when you do some rigging work, haul and bottom paint, replace a dinghy, get a Honda generator, get a hookah system to service your crappy new bottom paint, and keep trying to fix your POS Italian marvel generator.
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane)- $200 less last year. Hardy anything to worry about at only 2.7% of costs
Dining and drinking out - $1,500 less than last year and was 14%. We think we have gotten more into going to more of the “dive bar” type of places.
Entertainment - $ $2,600 more and was 8.7%. A big piece was flying to Cancun for a week. That plus going to more museums added up, but that’s OK with us as what is point if you don’t go see and do stuff.
Communication, storage, shipping – pretty much unchanged and was 2.7%
Fees – spent more with my credit card so got more back and was -1% of costs
Marina - $300 more, which is pretty much just the same in big picture and was 8.6% of costs
Electric - $220 less last year and was 0.2% of costs
Medical – was $4,477 less than last year. Big savings if you don’t spend anything out of pocket for medical of dental in year. Was only 0.4% of costs because we are on a subsidized ACA plan.
Transportation and travel - $258 more this year and was 4.6% of costs. This amount is basically the cost of the 2 cheap bikes we got last month.
Gifts - $659 less and was 2.6%. Guess we are getting more Scrooge like each year
Water – only $16, not worth talking about
Registration - $250 less because only had to do the new dinghy, 0.1%
Insurance - $13 more for the combined costs of main policy and Boat US Towing, 2.8%

Your costs will vary, this is just how I spent my money.
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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

Interesting that some of the thibfs people worry about before they leave are, in reality, inconsequential... Fuel 2.7% is a good example.

Good points on buying quality before starting to push back the renew date... Rigging and dinghy for example.

And always something one realises us good to have... Like the hookah.

The unders and overs are always interesting.

Year 4 should be cheap! Lolol

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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

S look back at Don’s prior posts. He’s been very transparent about his boat, kids, sailing program and deserves kudos for that.
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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

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Without a reference... size of boat, age, location and the line item numbers it's hard to apply these "percentages" to actual costs.
Guess you aren't really interested then because if you open the attached spreadsheet the actual costs are right in there. It even has where the boat went each month. And if you really wanted details I've posted month by month here for 36 months the details of each month.

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S look back at Don’s prior posts. He’s been very transparent about his boat, kids, sailing program and deserves kudos for that.
I've posted about my kids??? I doubt it as my fingers can't take that much pounding.

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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

Don, My bad I didn't see the link... I apologize for making the post
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Had the wrong attachment, Have uploaded the correct one that has all 36 months and the year 2-3 comparison

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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

I don't mean to drag this off topic. However, I just this week paid my marina bill for this winter/next year. The total - with my "employee discount" was $3887.36 for my 1987, 35-foot boat which is kept on a mooring. I will no longer qualify for the "employee discount" (which I think is $200) because I am no longer teaching for the school that operates out of the marina. I had THREE moorings drag this past summer into my boat - one of the moorings had my neighbor's Catalina 36 attached. Each time I had to bring this to the marina manager's attention. There was minimal damage to my lifelines and a stanchion, which I had to repair, as a result of the Catalina dragging into me.

Contrast this with Don's $5121.75 (year 1), 3941.22 (year 2), and 4202.72 (year 3) as a transient with his 2001 43-foot Hunter 410. I presume that Don gets a slip when he uses a marina? While I realize that Don does not spend all of his time in a marina (that is, he anchors out some of the time), I get really peeved with my marina for always charging as much as they can, and definitely more than they are worth.
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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

Marinas are spendy. I store in water at a dockominium... it's $700 from 11/1 - 4/29. Summer I install a mooring (rent tackle included) for about $700. Dink has no spot (which would be a couple of hundred if I was a resident. I am not so I pay $1,400 for launch and bunch of tips.

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Re: Year 3 of costs of cruising compared to year 2

I removed a BS post.

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