The Numbers Are In: January 2016 Cruising Budget

8 Feb

Eastport pram

They say budgets are made to be broken. Maybe they don’t say that but it sounds good when you’re trying to defend your broken budget. This month we managed to spend $539.55 more than we had said we would. The cause? Amazon. Even 800 miles away from home we can’t escape its pull. Not that I’m complaining that is. We had a bunch of little items like an external hard drive, skin suit, some spare vhf radios and a bunch of sail making and repair items. All told it came to about $500. Rachel’s parents packed an extra suitcase when they came down to visit and upon opening it felt like christmas morning!

I’m hoping* that our deficit we seem to be running (I write this on the 6th of February and we have 250 some odd dollars left) is due to the high costs in the Bahamas and not that we can’t make our $1400 a month limit work. Time will tell.

Totals

Actual

Budgeted

Over/Under

Income

1,400.00

1,400.00

at budget 

Expenses

1,939.55

1,400.00

539.55 over

Income less Expenses

-539.55

0.00

539.55 over

 

Here’s the run down on our “extras” for the month.

All told it came to $717.08

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Cruiser’s New Year’s Day Regatta Party – Beers (1.1.16)

$16.00

Laundry in Black Point (1.2.16)

$11.25

Sailrite (1.3.16)

$207.58

The Panama Cruising Guide (1.3.16)

$73.78

Amazon Order – Lightning Charger, External Hard Drive Enclosure, DampRid, 2 VHFs (1.3.16)

$133.47

Amazon Order – External Hard Drive & Workout Skirt (1.3.16)

$90.88

Trash Disposal in Black Point 

$1.00

Mooring Ball in Farmer’s Cay

$20.00

Staniel Cay Yatch Club – Beers (1.11.16)

$33.50

Splash in George Town – Pizza & Drinks (1.13.16)

$49.62

Trash Disposal in George Town (1.15.16)

$3.00

Rake N Skrap – Beers (1.15.16)

$18.00

Chat ’N’ Chill – Lunch & Beers (1.17.16)

$31.00

St. Francis Resort – 2 Beers  

$11.00

Redboone Cafe – Burger & 2 Beers

$14.00

Trash Disposal in George Town 

$3.00

Groceries came to $326.26. I guess we like to eat.

Groceries

Black Point Grocery Story – 10 lb flour, butter, minced garlic, sugar, powdered sugar (1.5.16)

$25.00

Ice (1.8.16)

$6.00

Isles General in Staniel Cay – Propane Refill ($40), Spinach, Lime, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Surgical Tubing  

$75.64

Pink Store – 6 Ginger Beers, Sugar, Butter (1.11.16)

$10.50

Exuma Markets (1.14.16)

$45.26

Exuma Markets (1.18.16)

$61.12

Exuma Markets (1.24.16)

$87.74

Exuma Markets 

$15.0

Alcohol came to $183.10. I’m actually pretty proud of the number. Unfortunately it was still $33.10 over the $150 alloted.

Alcohol

John Marshall George Town – Rum & Vita Malt (1.14.16)

$11.93

John Marshall George Town – Case of Beer & Ice (1.15.16)

$49.36

John Marshall George Town – Case of Wine & Rum (1.18.16)

$77.82

John Marshall George Town – Case of Beer (1.15.16)

$43.99

Finally is anything we spent on the boat. All together it was $323.11. This should be lower in February since we’ve just been hanging out in George Town and have not really gone anywhere.

Boat Supplies/Repairs/Etc.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club – Gas for Sadie (1.1.16)

$17.05

Diesel @ Staniel Cay (1.8.16)

$210.93

Darville Lumber Co. – Thinner, Orings, Chip Brushes (1.16.16)

$13.43

Top II Bottom (1.25.16)

$81.70

So that’s what it cost us to cruise for January, 2016. Hopefully February will be cheaper as we will be getting south of George Town and then onto Cuba. But you know what they say…

-LC

P.S – Rachel just posted a big album of photos of our times in George Town on Facebook. Check them out!

This article was syndicated from Cruising – Beautiful Crazy Happiness

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