Re: CYOA - Cruising on a Tight Buget
- Hi Dave...
If you haven't already read this delightful story, please do. Despite it's age, there is a timeless aspect as well.
Good luck...hope it helps you find a way to take the plunge !
In the same boat...I wish!
--- On Sat, 11/1/08, Dave Tice <david-tice@...> wrote:
From: Dave Tice <david-tice@...>
Subject: CYOA - Cruising on a Tight Buget
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008, 1:22 PM
My wife and I were discussing the possibility of blue water cruising.
I have deed to our home which I would keep. A few motorcycles and
sundries to sell but little else to raise funds with.
I have heard of people working themselves from port to port raising
enough funds to survive and sail. I am a fair mechanic, firefighter,
and Emergency Medical Tech.
As far as a boat goes I currently own a C26 MK II, but I know of a
1966 C29 that I can pick up for $3000.00. It has a fairly new yanmar
Just a dream? Maybe not.
Have any of you tried this or know of some who has???
License Ta Chill
1969 C26 MK II
Morro Bay, Ca.
- Some years appreciably less... some quite a bit more. Depends upon
where you are cruising, how many aboard(I was generally solo), how
many side trips(and trips home) and how long you have been gone, while
you learn to live less expensively as time goes by the costs of
replacements and repairs go up. We tend to leave with so much stuff
aboard it doesn't cost that much the first year(the year BEFORE you
leave is the expensive one). Central America can be cheaper than the
Caribbean Islands, depending upon which countries/which coast...The
Pacific can get pricey depending upon which harbors and for how
long...Europe/the Med. even more so. The more electronics you have the
more expensive years two/three/four get as they all seem to eventually
fail. Celestial education and an inexpensive GPS can be a lot cheaper
in the long run. Of course my experience is somewhat dated and my
luxury level was low.(the five year average did end up being around 10
grand per/yr, though some of that was offset with deliveries of other
peoples boats back to the States + the fact that I tended to spend
freely when I had just made some money and then not when it had been a
--- In email@example.com, Jim Muri <irumrj@...> wrote:
> I read somewhere recently that the typical blue water cruiser
(island hopper, for example)gets by on about $10K per year, assuming
they own their boat. Not sure how recent those numbers are, but I'd
bet there are folks in this forum who can shed more light on that number.
> If you have transportable skills, all the better. I know an
orthopedic surgeon who recently returned from a 14.5 year circumnav.
Took him that long because he and his wife stopped many places and
worked. He says he just loves motorcycles. Go figure.
> James R. Muri
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> From: passing_wind_28 <im4444u2@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:12:34 PM
> Subject: CYOA - Re: Cruising on a Tight Buget
> --- In columbiasailingyach ts@yahoogroups. com, "Dave Tice"
> <david-tice@ ...> wrote:
> > My wife and I were discussing the possibility of blue water cruising.
> > I have deed to our home which I would keep. A few motorcycles and
> > sundries to sell but little else to raise funds with.
> > I have heard of people working themselves from port to port raising
> > enough funds to survive and sail. I am a fair mechanic, firefighter,
> Put your own stuff in a storage space and get a property management
> company to rent-out your house, then you have an income to live on.
> > and Emergency Medical Tech.
> > As far as a boat goes I currently own a C26 MK II, but I know of a
> > 1966 C29 that I can pick up for $3000.00. It has a fairly new yanmar
> > in it.
> > Just a dream? Maybe not.
> > Have any of you tried this or know of some who has???
> > Dave T.
> > License Ta Chill
> > 1969 C26 MK II
> > #494
> > Morro Bay, Ca.
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