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post #12 of Old 09-20-2012
emoney
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Re: Thinking about living aboard

I like to keep my boat the "fun" part of my life. Had I moved aboard it, I'm afraid it would've fallen out of that category. The thing about living on a boat, as opposed to in a house or an apartment, is that now your 'home' needs constant attention. Those "Sunday Afternoons" where you get to lay in a hammock/easyboy/couch/whatever, will turn into "another day's work" if you're not careful.

And one thing that was never mentioned to our OP (hope he's still around), is that John D. Rockefeller said you should lease anything that depreciates and buy that which appreciates. "Owning" a sailboat is investing your future in a depreciating asset, don't forget. And for those that liveaboard that tell you, "I don't have a payment on my boat, I own it". Ask them what happens if they stop paying slip rent and paying for maintenance....within months they'd be homeless. Just a few "opposing views".
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