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Old 21 October 2003, 17:17   #1
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The cost of boating

CC bill came in today- Ostend cruise as follows:-

Petrol £204

Lunch £286 (3 people)

GPS £155

Charts and Flares £103

Total _____£534


But savings £200 (Smokes)

£60 petrol (relative to E Coast- N/port .80litre)
£155 (GPS could have been anywhere)
£90 (flares to be renewed any way)
£priceless ( travelling 60 miles in sun dusk and dark wth a handheld compass once GPS aerial flew away
£505.00 +
£520.00 (see below)


Lunch -a tricky one ;as with many euro places the food and interior decor outstrips the bricks and mortar but because the sun was shining tables laid nicely and the Pouilly Fuisse was good I think I will save (nominally) £30.(x3) on London

Crew savings on smokes £200 (each) -x2 £400.00


Final account - profit!
no contest ;should be done every day - any accountant like to verify?
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Old 21 October 2003, 17:52   #2
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Must have been a bloody good Lunch
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A friend of mine who gave up boating once made a comment I won't forget:

"I got rid of the boat and all the bits that went with it, now I just stand in the shower and rip up ten pound notes!"

Some times I think he had a point!

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Old 21 October 2003, 18:26   #4
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Re: The cost of boating

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Lunch £286 (3 people)
Phil, I shall make a mental note to never turn down a luncheon invitation from you
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Old 21 October 2003, 19:30   #5
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Phil, with that kind of logic, its a wonder you have managed to get to the position in life where you can afford 286 GBP for a lunch for 3 people

Can you write a book and tell me how to do it?
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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine's brother bought a Maxum (yeh, I know it's not a rib - he will be converted by next season) and asked me if I would assist him with the finer points of berthing, I'm no expert but decided to give him a few pointers. We stood on the pontoon surveying his new pride and joy. I asked him to hand over his wallet, his wife watched on with utter bemusement, and I pretended to chuck it in the water. I explained that he might as well not delay the inevitable........?!

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Old 22 October 2003, 03:59   #7
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Phil, can you fill out my Tax return for me please?
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Edward, its not a rehearsal - commuting to London every day gives me the excuse to live a little when I get out .


Wavehumper -it is all out of taxed income -I don't know any magic and I 'm not an accountant!

A day out for me combines two hobbies - boating and food and drink (is that 3?)

Finally cant spoil the shrimp lobster and plaice with rough vino can we?
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Phil you sound like a man i should know, an 8 metre boat and a taste for expensive lobster and shrimp :-) and whats more your not affraid to spend filthy amounts of money on your chosen hobbies, i to share that daily drag into the city and i too love to spend vast amounts of money on my chosen hobbies at the weekend.

Keep up the good work !!

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Old 22 October 2003, 07:49   #10
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I,m working hard at it ;only the wife and the 5 kids putting a slight break on it
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