This post is just a brief exercise on sketching some costs involved, based on some of the items I have in the Stuff I Need section, which is not even near complete. Prices are in ?Ç¬£ pounds, because the boat is currently docked in the UK, and because it makes things look 'cheap' (until you do the currency conversion, and realise back in to AUD you multiply it by 2.5!). These prices are also all for *new* equipment. I should probably do another price column for secondhand. Much to be added and correctly sorted.
|Item||Rough Cost ?Ç¬£|
|Dry bags / assortment||100-200|
|Pocket Mini-DV camera and or lots of DV tapes||250-500|
|My dry-dock fees paid for. They are really expensive & I need to keep paying them while the boat is stored. This is a priority. Till April, 2007||1300|
|Inshore 150N Automatic Lifejacket with harness||50|
|Either Motorola sat phone + Datakit + Aerial||1500|
|Iridium Airtime, 150mins||300|
|Or Inmarsat BGAN sat broadband||1600|
|Solar panels (12v) x 2||280|
|Wind generator (12v)||500|
|Replace NAV lights with LEDS||50-100|
|SD Memory cards||40|
|I need my life raft serviced||?|
|I need my sails serviced||?|
|300-500 Litres Diesel||230|
|Food, to 150 days||300-400|
|Vaccinations / Insurance||200-300|
|Fixed Garmin 152 GPS (already own handheld)||130|
|General rigging fixup||400|
|Books & Charts||200-400|
...Not including the boat.
Oh dear. I'm too scared to add it up.