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post #21 of Old 01-01-2006
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Living aboard? Where to start?

My wife, Nancie, and I moved aboard in 1972 shortly after graduating from college. We practiced living in a small space first by renting a small trailer and not using all of that limited space. Of course, as many people in their early 20''s, we could easily pack all our belongings in our car. We cruised south from Maryland in the spring of ''72 aboard our 1969 Whitney 30 to Florida. Now, serveral boats later and with our two raised aboard children grown and living ashore; we are retired and cruising with the seasons from New England to the Carribean. I may be less able than many to suggest where to start a living aboard adventure since we have never lived in a house as adults, but living aboard does not require limitations in comfort, expenses, or any qualities of living. Don''t hesitate to enjoy the adventure. Stewart Force
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