Baby Blue’s Outfitting Expenses

It’s a little late, but after getting a lot of questions about how much it cost us to go cruising, we decided we should share our initial outfitting costs along with our monthly expenses. Some of these prices are estimates and I’m sure we’re forgetting a few things, but it should be pretty accurate. We’d never taken the time to tally everything up, so it was a little shocking for us to see the total at the bottom.

Outfitting Expenses
Ground Tackle
33lb Rocna Anchor
50 feet of chain
300 feet 5/8 nylon rode (used)
Sails and Canvas
Second reef point added to main sail
Lee cloth and miscellaneous covers
Mast ladder materials
12 volt inverter
LED interior bulbs
15w Solar panel
Solar charge controller
Whale gusher overboard black water pump
10ft 1.5” sanitation hose
Whale Gusher manual fresh water pump
Fresh water faucets (2)
15 gallon flexible fresh water tank
Fresh water lines
Running Rigging
Replacement topping lift line and blocks
Used Monitor wind-vane
Steering control lines and blocks
Custom stainless steel tubing
Safety Equipment
4 person life raft
Delorme GPS tracker & emergency beacon
Life jacket (2)
Handheld VHF Radio – ICOM ICM24
Used fiberglass sailing dinghy
7ft oars and oarlocks
Dinghy Anchor
Charts and Guides
Garmin Electronic Charts (2) US & Caribbean
Bahamas Explorer Charts (2)
Guidebooks (3) *Others we found free
How-To and Repair Manuals
World Band Radio Receiver
Coastguard Re-Documentation & Renewal
FCC License
US Customs Decals
Pre-purchase survey
Haul-out for survey inspection
Fuel and water jerry cans (5)
Yanmar 3YM30 Spares
Foulweather jacket, bib, boots (2)
Total Outfitting Expenses