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post #20 of Old 07-16-2013
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Re: For those that moved from land to sea

I was twelve years old when my parents said we were going to move aboard a boat. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and living on a boat was not that rare so I was convinced and ready, but it never happened. The idea grew from there and when I was in college I kept a picture of the ideal liveaboard sailboat on my wall. I remember selling the idea to my girlfriend by sketching out the interior plan of a Dickerson 35 in the beach sand and we visited the Dickerson builders in Trappe, Maryland. One year after graduating from college we were married and bought our first liveaboard boat. Downsizing was not a problem because we were still living in rentals not much different from a college dorm room and all we owned could fit into one car. That was forty-two years ago and we still love our lives aboard and cruising.


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