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Re: Thinking about living aboard
I lived aboard a Catalina 36 years ago and it was absolute HEAVEN. Of course, I was in Southern California, so there was no condensation, boat smell, etc to deal with. My GF and I both worked at the time and although I could go casual, she turned the aft cabin into a giant closet for her skirts, blouses & dresses. I built a set of dock steps with a Norcold freezer hidden inside, so we were able to shop weekly and store frozen meats, veggies and ice cream. We cooked aboard most nights (including the Thanksgiving turkey). We both showered aboard each morning and the water heater provided enough hot water for that. I had to fill the tanks about every third day. There was really nothing that we did without. I think it would be easier these days between flat panel TVs, Kindles, wireless internet, etc. I say go for it before your life gets bogged down with "stuff".