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post #2 of Old 07-05-2013
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Re: Complete Newbie...No Idea What I'm Doing...

By livable shower I'm guessing you mean fresh water. That means serious tankage or an expensive water maker. Considering the $15K, the water maker is out. If you find a boat with one, or with big tanks, are you big on cold showers? If not, you need some way to heat it, or do you prefer saltwater showers? Are you mechanically inclined? You'll need to be for engine upkeep, not to mention rigging, etc. Just a couple things to think about. You can certainly low-buck it. Might find a total peach out there, all things considered, but the less $ the more elbow grease you will need to get started. You may need to adjust perspective some on things like showers (fine at the dock, not so much at sea). Not crazy, just needing perspective. Proceed slowly, allow time to consider things. Don't make snap decisions.
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