Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Redondo Beach
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Re: For those that moved from land to sea
Thought about it for about 8 years so I saved here and there. Kept an eye on sailboatlistings.com and craigslist for a couple hours on average a week, just seeing what was moving and what the market was doing.
Finally, in one month I sought out slips and boats, finally narrowed it down to one slip and one boat, bought it, spent about 2 months sailing it on the weekends and cleaning it and hauling it out for a couple necessary things. Then when my rental lease on land was up, I moved aboard, as planned.
I had to sell all my old furniture that roommates were sharing and using. And I had to sell a few surfboards that wouldn't fit in the aft bunk, and I had to put my expensive bed/bedframe in my moms garage 400 miles away, and buy a bunch of big plastic bins to store my clothes in. It's been totally worth it all.
1985 Catalina 30 Std Rig "A Cenoura"