We spent the first part of July on the hard before splashing Pegu Club and staying in a transient slip at Shenny while we hung around for various medical appointments. Our last appointment was on July 23rd and we wasted no time tossing the dock lines and heading out again on July 24th.
47% of this month’s spending was for medical appointments and related expenses (i.e. rental cars and fuel, hotel rooms, etc), along with haul out, storage, and annual boat maintenance costs. We put two solid coats of bottom paint on Pegu Club so we are hoping that we can avoid hauling out next year.
Based on how expensive June and July were, Jeff jokes that we aren’t coming up here any more! Honestly though, our expenses should crash for the foreseeable future – thank goodness!
Days under way since July 24th: 5
Nautical miles covered since July 24th: 26.31
Number of States: 2 (Connecticut and New York thanks to Fishers Island)
Nights at anchor: 16
Nights at a dock: 11
Nights on the hard: 4
Groceries/Non-food Groceries: $621.83
Rental cars, hotel room, and related expenses for medical appointments: $603.35
Cell phone and internet (2 phones, iPad, iCloud storage, Garmin inReach subscription): $162.50
Amazon Prime: $12.99
Boat US Towing Membership: $131.77 (West Marine was running a sale, so now we are paid up until April, 2021).
Boat Expenses: $790.91 (haul out and four weeks storage for Pegu Club, gear oil, spark plugs, and zinc for the outboard, food hammocks, windlass parts, new flares to replace expired ones, new vent hose for Nature’s Head, extra flare gun for ditch bag, diesel additives, 2 water jerry jugs, bucket, bungee cords, gloves, paint brushes, tools)
New York Times subscription: $20.20
Life Insurance Premium: $220.75
Random: $776.18 (fishing gear, galley items, Burley trailer, guidebooks, etc.)
2019 monthly average to date: $3,720.00
2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95
Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,991.09