Budget: March 2017

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Man, it sure is cheaper to live anchored out in the Bahamas…  I’m sitting in a marina in the States while I review/catch up on the Budget posts.  We need to get out of here before we have to get back to “real” jobs!

**In a previous post I explained what I consider and include in our own personal “budget”. For tracking and sharing purposes I am only counting true living expenses and general boat maintenance. (Althought I do note major purchases each month, if we have any) So if I don’t include the boat payment and major purchases, what DO I include? Food, diesel, gas, propane, eating and drinking out, dog stuff, clothes, cell phone/data, toys, land adventures, mooring balls and marinas,and general boat maintenance such as oil changes, watermaker filters, zinc anodes, etc. Pretty much every bit of boat related money we spend other than boat payment and insurance – now that the upgrades are finished. Why don’t I include those? Because they are so variable to you – the person I am tracking this information for. You may or may not have a boat payment, and you may or may not have boat/medical insurance. And if you have either, the costs vary wildly.**

March 2017 Budget

So what do I have to say about March?  Well, we nailed it! We traveled, we explored, we had fun – we even had access to a “U.S” style grocery store in Marsh Harbor, Abacos.  And then we high-tailed it to the States and started shopping…  Just wait until you see April’s budget. ?

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March 2017 Expenses

Notice that “upgrade” in the last row?  Ok, so that’s not really an upgrade.  Our shaft seal was shot and HAD to be replaced, as we were taking on water during our passage from Eleuthera to the Abacos.  Fortunately, turns out you can pull that shaft and replace the rubber stuffing box all while in the water.  Bouncing in 4 ft seas… Mark’s mad DIY skills saved us a mini-fortune by eliminating the need for a haul out/repair.  Woop!

Stay tuned for April, where we party, shop, spendspendspend…

Did you miss February?  Check it out here!  What about January?


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