Originally Posted by ksanders
We don't budget. Don't even think about it. If I have to add it up I can't afford it. ...................
My feelings as well. If the cost of owning and operating a boat is going to have a serious impact on your income or wealth, you can't afford it.
When we head out on a cruise, I do keep track of fuel and marina costs but I don't use these as a basis for where we go or how long we stay out. It's just a summary to go along with the cruising story. I can go for months on my own boat for less than a week on a cruise ship.