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post #1 of Old 06-08-2003 Thread Starter
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Life aboard a 24'''' sloop?

Thought about living aboard a small boat? We''ve been getting rained on for weeks now here in New England. I''m spoiled, I work for a boat builder, and have been able to do all my spring prep work INSIDE (sorry, I know, I''m a blankety, blank, blank).

Anyway - this weekend, I decided NOT to take her inside and instead do my touch-up bottom paint in the drizzle, and then scrub the entire interior outside, in the damp, cold, rain, and see how I could deal with it. NOT so bad, I found. Got a little cramped but not claustrophobic. Not a boat I''d really consider living aboard with even one other person, but alone... not out of the question.

Point is this - If you''ve never spent a whole day on your boat, in the rain, and you''re thinking of living aboard, I think this is worth doing - even up in the cradle, on the hard. I walked away thinking hmmm, so that''s kinda what a rainy day will feel like...

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