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What It Really Costs

  • Bribes for corrupt and opportunistic officials
  • Various excrescent and outrageous fees, unheard of in the developed world
  • Eye watering costs to get parts for a truly past its prime, and cascade failing, sailboat in the third world
  • Incredible expense and legal fees to maintain passports from home countries
  • Satellite and high seas communication with humanity
  • Offshore boat insurance, especially while hiding in unsavoury, and tropical storm affected countries

An Alternative to these Recurring Costs

Permanent residence for Meg and Elena:

  • in a tropical, third-world country -- $350,000
  • in a developed country -- priceless