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Old 03-07-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Cost of living on a yacht

This topic crops up from time to time, so here is a small input

Two people on a 53 foot yacht in a marina in Malaysia, food, drink, household, meal out once a fortnight, all marina fees including electricity and water, a few bits when seen (anchor buoy, spare water containers... nothing big) 750 UK pounds in two months
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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Just a rough calculation. I reckon that is under $200 AUS for two people which is pretty good going. Enjoy it folks

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Hi Rod, Steelfan...Rod missed a nought....Just under AU$2000...Or about $200 per week. Still durn cheap! David.
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and if you cruise around Malaysia and anchor out (lots of good places, too), it's a WHOLE lot cheaper than that. However, you've not factored in haulout and bottom paint, so when extrapolating, remember that boat maintenance isn't cheap or convenient out there.
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are the tide differences large?
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Most places, no, they're not large. In Borneo, up the river to Kuching, VERY large tides - but so few people go there, not worth considering.

I'm assuming you're thinking of careening the boat? A bit iffy, but a powerboat friend did it. But the boat fell over, not adequate strenght in the careening piles. So - possible but I don't know any sailboat (other than a catamaran) that's tried it there.
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Are the previous two postings in this topic?

FWIW the tides in Phuket, Thailand approach 10 feet.

If you don't have a good world wide tide program you can download the free WXTide32 program at: http://www.wxtide32.com/download.html

I've written a tutorial on the installation and use of this program which is available at: http://yachtvalhalla.net/downloads/wxtidetutorial.zip

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