It probably should come as no surprise that if you are frugal on land, you’re likely to be frugal on a boat, too. Two of the world’s most experienced cruisers, Lin and Larry Pardey, figure the cost of cruising this way:
Take all your everyday onshore expenses. Subtract all your costs for cars or trucks. Subtract two-thirds of your expenses for your rent, your mortgage, your mooring costs, and your clothing. Add 33 1/3 percent to the cost of your food.
The result, say the Pardeys, is pretty close to what you’ll spend when you go long-term cruising.
On the other hand, a simpler formula was invented by the famous French round-the-worlder, Bernard Moitessier. When asked after a lecture in San Francisco how much it costs to go cruising, he said: “Everything you’ve got.”
Today’s ThoughtIf you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.
— J. Paul Getty
TailpieceThe trouble is, by the time we get old enough not to care what anybody says about us, nobody’s saying anything about us.
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