sv Elysium

Cruising thrugh Life

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What we Pay...

Everyone ever thinking of cruising wants to know what it costs. Some will tell you "whatever you have", others will give you a fixed amount, and then there are some like Beth and Evans that will give you catagories (high rollers, moderates and simplicity). Some like the Bumfuzzles will provide their expenses as they cruised and other either don't know it or don't want to share them. Some may not know. Too cruising areas will effect the expense, The US and Caribbean, and the Meditranean being the highest and the Western Caribbean, S. and Central America and Pacific the lowest -all for different reasons.

To aid in helping others figure their cost I'm including ours here. For the cost of refiting a cruising boat I'll refer you to another Westsailor: Tate and Dani who have a well presented of their expenditures making ready a crusing boat. I'll begin with the first year of full time cruising. We actually had left about 4 months prior to the end of the calendar year but we had purchased a great deal of ships stores at the best prices we could find before selling everything and setting off.

 

  • Qtr Summaries
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  • Qtr 3
  • Qtr 4
Catagory Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Totals
Communication {Com_Quarter1} {Com_Quarter2} {Com_Quarter3} {Com_Quarter4} {Communications}
Food / Alcohol {FA_Quarter1} {FA_Quarter2} {FA_Quarter3} {FA_Quarter4} {Food_Alcohol}
Restaurants {Rest_Quarter1} {Rest_Quarter2} {Rest_Quarter3} {Rest_Quarter4} {Restaurants}
Fuel {Fuel_Quarter1} {Fuel_Quarter2} {Fuel_Quarter3} {Fuel_Quarter4} {Fuel}
Marina's & Moorings {MnM_Quarter1} {MnM_Quarter2} {MnM_Quarter3} {MnM_Quarter4} {Marinas_Moorings}
Improvements {BoatSupplies_Quarter1} {BoatSupplies_Quarter2} {BoatSupplies_Quarter3} {BoatSupplies_Quarter4} {Boat_Supplies}
Repairs / Maintenance {BoatRepairs_Quarter1} {BoatRepairs_Quarter2} {BoatRepairs_Quarter3} {BoatRepairs_Quarter4} {Boat_Repairs_etc}
Personal {Personal_Quarter1} {Personal_Quarter2} {Personal_Quarter3} {Personal_Quarter4} {Personal}
Msc {Msc_Quarter1} {Msc_Quarter2} {Msc_Quarter3} {Msc_Quarter4} {Msc}
           
Catagory January Feburary March Total
Communication {Com_Q1_Jan} {Com_Q1_Feb} {Com_Q1_Mch} {Com_Quarter1}
Food / Alcohol {FA_Q1_Jan} {FA_Q1_Feb} {FA_Q1_Mch} {FA_Quarter1}
Restaurants {Rest_Q1_Jan} {Rest_Q1_Feb} {Rest_Q1_Mch} {Rest_Quarter1}
Fuel {Fuel_Q1_Jan} {Fuel_Q1_Feb} {Fuel_Q1_Mch} {Fuel_Quarter1}
Marina's & Moorings {MnM_Q1_Jan} {MnM_Q1_Feb} {MnM_Q1_Mch} {MnM_Quarter1}
Improvements {BSupplies_Q1_Jan} {BSupplies_Q1_Feb} {BSupplies_Q1_Mch} {BoatSupplies_Quarter1}
Repairs / Maintenance {BRepairs_Q1_Jan} {BRepairs_Q1_Feb} {BRepairs_Q1_Mch} {BoatRepairs_Quarter1}
Personal {Psl_Q1_Jan} {Psl_Q1_Feb} {Psl_Q1_Mch} {Personal_Quarter1}
Msc {Msc_Q1_Jan} {Msc_Q1_Feb} {Msc_Q1_Mch} {Msc_Quarter1}
         
Quarter 2 Expenses
Catagory April May June Totals
Communication {Com_Q2_April} {Com_Q2_May} {Com_Q2_Jun} {Com_Quarter2}
Food / Alcohol {FA_Q2_April} {FA_Q2_May} {FA_Q2_Jun} {FA_Quarter2}
Restaurants {Rest_Q2_April} {Rest_Q2_May} {Rest_Q2_Jun} {Rest_Quarter2}
Fuel {Fuel_Q2_April} {Fuel_Q2_May} {Fuel_Q2_Jun} {Fuel_Quarter2}
Marina's & Moorings {MnM_Q2_April} {MnM_Q2_May} {MnM_Q2_Jun} {MnM_Quarter2}
Improvements {BSupplies_Q2_April} {BSupplies_Q2_May} {BSupplies_Q2_Jun} {BoatSupplies_Quarter2}
Repairs / Maintenance {BRepairs_Q2_April} {BRepairs_Q2_May} {BRepairs_Q2_Jun} {BoatRepairs_Quarter2}
Personal {Psl_Q2_April} {Psl_Q2_May} {Psl_Q2_Jun} {Personal_Quarter2}
Msc {Msc_Q2_April} {Msc_Q2_May} {Msc_Q2_Jun} {Msc_Quarter2}
         
Quarter 3 Expenses
Catagory July August Sept Totals
Communication {Com_Q3_July} {Com_Q3_August} {Com_Q3_Sept} {Com_Quarter3}
Food / Alcohol {FA_Q3_July} {FA_Q3_August} {FA_Q3_Sept} {FA_Quarter3}
Restaurants {Rest_Q3_July} {Rest_Q3_August} {Rest_Q3_Sept} {Rest_Quarter3}
Fuel {Fuel_Q3_July} {Fuel_Q3_August} {Fuel_Q3_Sept} {Fuel_Quarter3}
Marinas / Moorings {MnM_Q3_July} {MnM_Q3_August} {MnM_Q3_Sept} {MnM_Quarter3}
Improvements {BSupplies_Q3_July} {BSupplies_Q3_August} {BSupplies_Q3_Sept} {BoatSupplies_Quarter3}
Repairs / Maintenance {BRepairs_Q3_July} {BRepairs_Q3_August} {BRepairs_Q3_Sept} {BoatRepairs_Quarter3}
Personal {Psl_Q3_July} {Psl_Q3_August} {Psl_Q3_Sept} {Personal_Quarter3}
Msc {Msc_Q3_July} {Msc_Q3_August} {Msc_Q3_Sept} {Msc_Quarter3}
         
Quarter 4 Expenses
Catagory October November December Totals
Communication {Com_Q4_Oct} {Com_Q4_November} {Com_Q4_Dec} {Com_Quarter4}
Food / Alcohol {FA_Q4_Oct} {FA_Q4_November} {FA_Q4_Dec} {FA_Quarter4}
Restaurants {Rest_Q4_Oct} {Rest_Q4_November} {Rest_Q4_Dec} {Rest_Quarter4}
Fuel {Fuel_Q4_Oct} {Fuel_Q4_November} {Fuel_Q4_Dec} {Fuel_Quarter4}
Marina's N Moorings {MnM_Q4_Oct} {MnM_Q4_November} {MnM_Q4_Dec} {MnM_Quarter4}
Improvements {BSupplies_Q4_Oct} {BSupplies_Q4_November} {BSupplies_Q4_Dec} {BoatSupplies_Quarter4}
Repairs /Maintenance {BRepairs_Q4_Oct} {BRepairs_Q4_November} {BRepairs_Q4_Dec} {BoatRepairs_Quarter4}
Personal {Psl_Q4_Oct} {Psl_Q4_November} {Psl_Q4_Dec} {Personal_Quarter4}
Msc {Msc_Q4_Oct} {Msc_Q4_November} {Msc_Q4_Dec} {Msc_Quarter4}
Totals        
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