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post #20 of Old 12-24-2005
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Living aboard? Where to start?

Lets not get too philosophical. When we dicided to move aboard about 5 years ago, we just put everything in storage, gave up the apt and "WENT ON THE BOAT". No special preparation that wouldnt ordinarily have been done for moving into another apt. Its just another place to live, but a lot smaller. If it doesnt fit on the boat, it doesnt come aboard. We did not add any shelves or make any changes that would make the living area look or feel smaller. We neither grew nor shrank, so the bunks still fit us. We neither gained or lost weight so our eating habits didnt change much. We didnt quit our jobs so our income remained the same although our ''outgo'' was much less.
We didnt change religions. What else didnt we do? Oh yes, we didnt have any great philosophy about the change, we just did it as a matter of whatever. If you have to think about it, have doubts, or need some really profound reason for doing it, then it aint for you. Its not for everyone. Do we still go day sailing....YES. Do we still go on short 2 or 3 day trips...YES. Have our lives been substantially changed by it....NOOOOOOOOOO.
So, what else would you like to know? Oh yea, forgot one thing...our first living aboard experience was on a Catalina 25 for about 2 years then we went to a Catalina 30. Feels like the Waldorf in comparison.
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