Small Budget Cruising
Small Budget Cruising
What you need to know to cruise with limited funds
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You’re dreaming of going cruising, but it feels like something that only other people can afford. The good news is that almost anyone can do it—even on a tight budget. And you will still have fun along the way.
However, your path forward will require some thought.
Small Budget Cruising will give you an introduction to the questions you need to ask yourself every step of the way:
✔ Latest Update: October 2023
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✔ No scheduled times: go through the material when it's convenient for you
This course introduces you to the questions you need to ask and the tradeoffs you can make when cruising on a limited budget.
The material is primarily written, with pictures. Here's an overview of what we'll cover:
- Age, Size, Condition vs. Price
- Monohulls vs. Multi-hulls
- Water Systems
- Heads and Holding Tanks
- Heat and AC
- Liability-only Policies
- Considerations When Choosing a Carrier
- Marinas & Moorings
- Free Docks
- Restaurants and Bars
Provisioning and Meals
- Propane Conservation
- Cooking with Electric
- Pressure Cookers
- Cooking Tips
Parts and Maintenance
- What to Carry on Board
- Obtaining Parts while Underway
- Finding Help Away from Home
- Cell Phones
- Offshore Communications
- Garmin InReach, Iridium Go!
- Wifi Amplifiers
- Working Remotely
- Travel Writing
- Work Trade
- Meal Planning
- Managing Expectations
- Repair Facilities
- Cost of Living
- Cost of Clearance & Permits
- Complexity of Journey
You'll also get a subscription to The Boat Galley Newsletter, a weekly email filled with information about living on a boat. Don't like it? You can unsubscribe at any time.
And no, we aren’t going to sell your email address or send you spam, because that’s not who we are.
You'll get login details onscreen immediately after purchase as well as by email a few minutes later.
Take this course whenever you want, as fast or slow as you want, in whatever order you want, and refer back to materials as often as you want. You'll have lifetime access to all, including all updates.
Everything is online; there is no shipping.
John Herlig is an instructor at Cruisers University at the Annapolis Boat Shows. He also frequently writes for various boating and cruising magazines.
John calls his 1967 Rawson 30 home when he's not helping deliver boats; he's sailed most of the East Coast of the US, Bahamas, and Caribbean.