SailNet Community - View Single Post - Thinking about living aboard
View Single Post
post #26 of Old 10-25-2012
miatapaul
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 3,000
Thanks: 19
Thanked 126 Times in 122 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Thinking about living aboard

Yes, the way I ran the numbers I will be way ahead by living on a boat, before maintenance. I am sure maintenance will push me a bit over the cost of an apartment, but not by much. I can only afford either a boat or an apartment, not both. I can't buy a house as the X-wife will have that, and it is on my credit, so I can't buy a house till she buys me out or sells when the kids are out on there own. (or I win the lottery!) So for me it is because I can only afford one or the other, so it is a fairly easy choice. I will be on the water come spring. Now if I keep it on a mooring, it will be way cheaper than an apartment, but will take 2 months rent in extra systems, like solar. I don't really think I am ready for that, but have not decided. One mooring field by me is very bare bones, no electric or water, no bathrooms or anything.

It also depends on where you are, in Mid Hudson Valley New York apartments are quite expensive and slips are not too expensive. Some places like Florida it is the opposite relatively.
miatapaul is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome