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Cost of Cruising: The First Three Months

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In summary, we were still in “vacation-mode” and not focused on a budget. We were visiting family/friends in each state and were often going out to eat. Costs for the first three months also include our provisioning and stocking up on boat supplies for future projects as well as spares.  Our big marina cost in October includes a stay at a marina to wait out Hurricane Joaquin.

The following excel detail (link) Cost of Cruising: The First Three Months  shows our actual out of pocket costs per month.  This does not include those costs that have already been paid for but cover this period of time (example:  our boat insurance was paid for in April and coverage is good through next year).

  • Summary of Monthly Costs:
    • September 2015      $ 2,423
    • October 2015           $ 3,787
    • November 2015       $ 2,581

Result: Blown budget – Time to stop spending so much $$$!


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