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Month 39 Expenses of Cruising and Living on the Boat

Sitting here in Boot Key Marathon FL with my fellow boat scum people watching snow and ice going on up north on my cell phone. My wife is still staying up in Jacksonville with daughter doing PT etc. and we think we will be able to move on beginning of Feb.

Did grocery, beer and supply runs boat wise as normal. But there was Thanksgiving and supplies at 2 locations. I think this month had more stuff in the general category other than food than normal.

Boat costs were kind of low. But considering all I did was replace a couple of head hoses and some real small “stuff” it still added up to reasonable money. I have a theory that boat costs for most cruisers/boat owners is more than they think because they don’t note all the $5-15 costs each month.

Fuel was propane refill and gas for the dinghy and Honda.

Dining was pretty low (record low by $0.82). Don’t like eating out by myself and haven’t fallen so far down the cruiser ladder to sit in a bar drinking yet. So, it mostly is happy hour get togethers after some other cruiser thing like dominos.

Entertainment includes going to a movie and an app cost.

Communication was our cell phone plan plus InReach charges for the trip down from Mississippi last month.

Marina costs were a month’s mooring in Marathon/Boot Key.

Medical of course are doctor and PT visits and copays for wife’s shoulder. Probably should have included around $75 of the transportation costs as medical as they were just Uber trip to go to PT.

Transportation and travel costs were a rental car/gas for Thanksgiving week and Uber trips for PT/doctor visits.

It is almost Christmas and we still buy gifts.

The total expenses were $ 4,065.57. Cost breakdown as follows for planners and hecklers:

Food, soda, alcohol, clothing, sundries - $ 1513.46
Boat upgrades, repairs, maintenance - $ 336.51
Fuel (diesel, gas, propane) - $ 53.69
Dining and drinking out - $ 280.03
Entertainment - $ 19.35
Communication, storage, shipping - $ 126.73
Fees – $ -70.92
Marina - $ 348.30
Electric - $ 0
Medical - $ 145.85
Transportation and travel - $ 475.41
Gifts - $ 820.16
Water - $ 10
Registration - $ 0
Insurance - $ 0
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havenít fallen so far down the cruiser ladder to sit in a bar drinking
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Hey, I thought the rules prohibited personal attacks!
Unless you're the person at that bar then its not personal.

Anyway, most readers would read that and think the writer is a toss-pot. But I am sure Don is being tongue in cheek.... and his drinking is quite private.

My drinking is private and public. Anywhere, anytime. Hic!

The only thing that was weird in my USA jaunts is that in a bar/restaurant when I am having dinner alone they want me to eat at the bar. Bars are for drinking! Not eating. I want a table - a good one - if I am going to eat. Otherwise I will eat on the boat.

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I have no issue with drinking in a bar in general and have seen the inside of a few.

But, taking the dinghy to shore alone in my best "were clean when I bought them" clothes, walking alone to the bar, finding a place to sit either alone or with the other single boaters trying to numb themselves, just to drink or talk ............................................... well I'm not there YET.

Being here at Boot Key with a good supply of boat and Keys scum people I am starting to understand why long time single sailors start to get a little "off". And I'm not talking about MarkJ, he was "off" before being a single sailor.
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39 Months since I brought you a beer in Hadley's Harbor of Woods Hole.

And you are still at it!

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But, taking the dinghy to shore alone in my best "were clean when I bought them" clothes, walking alone to the bar, finding a place to sit either alone or with the other single boaters trying to numb themselves, just to drink or talk ............................................... well I'm not there YET.
. Where my line is drawn at sitting alone on the boat drinking.

Although I do occasionally when cooking something nice, I feel it's better to get dressed up and head ashore.

Either could become an alcoholic, I guess.

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..................... I feel it's better to get dressed up and head ashore.
you talking shirt buttons, long pants, socks, or shoes ??????????????????




never mind it is a trick question as all those seem the start to a horror story

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I have no issue with drinking in a bar in general and have seen the inside of a few.

But, taking the dinghy to shore alone in my best "were clean when I bought them" clothes, walking alone to the bar, finding a place to sit either alone or with the other single boaters trying to numb themselves, just to drink or talk ............................................... well I'm not there YET.

Being here at Boot Key with a good supply of boat and Keys scum people I am starting to understand why long time single sailors start to get a little "off". And I'm not talking about MarkJ, he was "off" before being a single sailor.
Sounds like a good plan. I'm currently on a cruise ship heading back to New York from Nassau. Drinking and dining alone. Just a Compari before dinner and maybe a double Bailey's out on my cabins balcony afterward. Mostly people watching this International crowd. Of course I'm in bed by 10 PM and probably miss most of the nightime debauchery. But, it feels good to wake up at sunrise with a clear head. IMO rum infused social gatherings are overrated.

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Skin-tight leathers.


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