Kintala's Monthly Cruising Costs 2015

Since we've been gone a while now, the cruising cost post was getting a little cumbersome. I'm making some changes to it so that it is both more accurate and also less cumbersome. As a result, you will only get the category totals, not details. I've included a general description of all the categories here:
  • Boat Maintenance: Parts - Major parts like pumps, lights, fan belts, etc.
  • Boat Maintenance: Misc Supplies - Things like oil, hardware, paper towels, paint brushes, tape, tie wraps, etc.
  • Boat Maintenance: Bottom Cleaning - This is only when we pay someone to do it, which we do here in Florida monthly. We usually pay for a few months in advance.
  • Boat Maintenance: Service - This is when we have someone else do work for us which is almost never. An example would be sending our compass to be rebuilt.
  • Boat Maintenance:Tools - Self explanatory
  • Dining Out - Includes even things like coffee at the gas station.
  • Entertainment - Includes any Kindle book purchase, magazine subscriptions, movies, etc.
  • Food - Includes only grocery store food that I prepare myself as well as supplies like laundry soap, tissues, health and beauty aids like shampoo, etc.
  • Gifts Given - Includes small gifts we send to our grandkids from time to time.
  • Land Travel - Any expense related to renting a car, gasoline, motels, air plane tickets, etc.
  • Misc supplies - Includes pretty much anything you would go to Wal-mart for. For us it includes things like bicyle innertubes, cleaning supplies, etc. although some of that is rolled into the food category just because I don't want to take the time to separate it out on the receipts.
  • Navigation - Includes subcriptions to Navionics and the DeLorme inReach.
  • Phones - Our cell phone bill for two phones and all the data we use.
  • Health Insurance - We carry a low premium, high deductible plan.
  • Clothing - Self explanatory
  • Laundry - One category we grossly underestimated when we planned.
  • Medical - Again, we have a low premium, high deductible plan. This includes dental.
  • Memberships - This includes things like our Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club dues as well as our Boat U.S. membership.
  • Bank Fees - This includes ATM charges as well as any other fees to do business out of the country.
  • Legal - This includes things like renewing our Coast Guard documentation or our Customs sticker.
  • Propane - We only get this about every other month or so.
  • Diesel and Gasoline - We used to separate these but it's just too much trouble since they're always on one receipt together.
  • Mooring - Fees for mooring balls
  • Dockage - Self explanatory

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Cruising Expenses December 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$61.84
Boat Maint:Parts -$334.83
Diesel & Gasoline -$276.75
Dining Out -$81.58
Docking -$153.86
Entertainment -$75.16
Food -$381.10
LandTravel -$15.73
Medical:Hospital -$252.34
Memberships -$30.00
Misc -$5.95
Mooring -$144.96
Phones -$174.32
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$2,362.21
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Cruising Expenses November 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Parts -$75.87
Diesel & Gasoline -$32.01
Dining Out -$324.44
Entertainment -$29.95
Food -$791.15
LandTravel -$293.60
Legal -$27.50
Medical:Hospital -$252.34
Medical:Medical Professional:Dentist -$83.00
Misc -$27.52
Misc Supplies -$19.98
Navigation -$26.51
Phones -$174.30
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$2,531.96
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Cruising Expenses October 2015


Category Amount


Diesel & Gasoline -$63.19
Dining Out -$56.97
Docking -$465.85
Entertainment -$46.93
Food -$418.14
LandTravel -$17.42
Medical:Hospital -$252.34
Navigation -$52.78
Phones -$174.36
Websites -$99.00
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$2,020.77

Cruising Expenses September 2015


Category Amount


Bank Fees -$3.59
Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$77.81
Boat Maint:Parts -$147.07
Cash -$714.18
Diesel & Gasoline -$70.88
Dining Out -$21.30
Docking -$713.27
Entertainment -$21.44
Food -$670.34
Insurance -$1,234.00
LandTravel -$19.05
Medical:Hospital -$454.22
Medical:Medical Professional:Dentist -$41.00
Misc -$16.14
Misc Supplies -$84.56
Navigation -$57.98
Phones -$174.30


Total Expenses: -$4,521.13
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Cruising Expenses August 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$490.69
Boat Maint:Parts -$975.85
Boat Maint:tools -$119.83
Clothing -$46.00
Dining Out -$15.13
Docking -$1,060.19
Entertainment -$75.99
Food -$791.82
LandTravel -$229.98
Legal -$8.25
Medical:Hospital -$252.34
Medical:Medical Professional:Doctor -$57.00
Medical:Medicine -$57.59
Misc -$31.58
Misc Supplies -$341.86
Navigation -$26.40
Phones -$174.30
Health Insurance -$373.79


OVERALL TOTAL -$5,128.59
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Cruising Expenses July 2015


Category Amount


Bank Fees -$0.46
Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$245.30
Boat Maint:Parts -$332.44
Boat Maint:tools -$116.28
Charity -$15.37
Clothing -$50.10
Dining Out -$113.95
Docking -$1,280.46
Entertainment -$9.26
Food -$886.38
LandTravel -$80.27
Legal -$136.00
Medical:Hospital -$252.34
Misc -$371.07
Misc Supplies -$193.60
Navigation -$26.40
Phones -$174.30
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$4,657.77
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June 2015 expenses were very high because of two issues. First, I had surgery in December 2014 and January of 2015. Some of those bills were coming due after insurance. Second, we had traveled back to St. Louis to prep our rental for sale, which sold in June. This month reflects expenses related to the sale of the house and those medical bills.


Cruising Expenses June 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$82.66
Boat Maint:Parts -$268.40
Cash -$260.00
Clothing -$30.48
Dining Out -$92.20
Entertainment -$7.97
Food -$1,181.56
Gifts Given -$69.76
LandTravel -$161.42
Legal -$31.50
Medical:Hospital -$653.54
Medical:Medical Professional:Dentist -$530.00
Medical:Medical Professional:Doctor -$422.00
Medical:Medicine -$66.59
Misc -$444.69
Misc Supplies -$89.42
Navigation -$26.27
Phones -$174.30
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses -$4,966.55
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Cruising Expenses May 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$148.69
Boat Maint:Parts -$223.59
Clothing -$152.82
Diesel & Gasoline -$190.56
Dining Out -$60.29
Docking:Dinghy -$45.00
Other Docking -$138.11
Entertainment -$22.94
Food -$488.21
Gifts Given -$23.13
Insurance -$189.00
LandTravel -$96.55
Legal -$462.00
Misc Supplies -$66.60
Navigation -$26.27
Phones -$167.36
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$2,874.91

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Cruising Expenses April 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$48.13
Clothing -$69.95
Diesel & Gasoline -$113.95
Docking -$239.48
Entertainment -$41.89
Food -$336.94
Gifts Given -$14.85
Medical:Hospital -$304.00
Misc Supplies -$29.99
Navigation -$26.27
Phones -$42.99
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$1,642.23

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Cruising Expenses March 2015


Category Amount


Bank Fees -12.08
Dining Out -32.4
Docking -402.75
Entertainment -108.96
Food -235.01
LandTravel -178.2
Medical:Hospital -367.2
Navigation -25.84
Phones -283.21
Health Insurance -373.79


Total Expenses: -2019.44

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February expenses are high because they are reflecting medical bills incurred from some surgery I had in December of 2014 and January of 2015.

Cruising Expenses February 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$205.98
Diesel & Gasoline -$27.38
Dining Out -$27.91
Entertainment -$11.97
Food -$816.36
LandTravel -$2.00
Legal -$33.50
Medical:Hospital -$1,358.03
Medical:Medical Professional -$333.21
Medical:Medical Professional:Dentist -$205.00
Medical:Medical Professional:Doctor -$128.21
Medical:Medicine -$60.59
Memberships -$64.20
Misc -$310.04
Misc Supplies -$15.71
Mooring -$60.16
Navigation -$55.56
Phones -$230.22
Propane -$15.00
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$4,334.82

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Cruising Expenses January 2015


Category Amount


Boat Maint:Misc Supplies -$175.27
Dining Out -$384.72
Entertainment -$25.94
Food -$697.59
Gifts Given -$79.31
LandTravel -$54.28
Medical:Hospital -$174.28
Misc -$7.70
Misc Supplies -$172.74
Mooring -$305.00
Navigation -$25.57
Phones -$229.94
Health Insurance -$373.79


Total Expenses: -$2,706.13

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