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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
I understand the heat issue,
but I have to ask, what do you plan on doing about fresh water?
There is a local marina here that bubbles the docks as well and they invite live-aboard but I always wondered what they did for water.
Certainly you have to winterize your systems even with heat on board.
And what about the head?
Are you going to use the shore facilities every time?
Even if you could use your head, how are you going to pump it?
I can't imagine having to bundle up and walk through snow and ice just to use the head or take a shower.
Maybe you will have to keep a bucket on board for emergencies.
That is EXACTLY what they do at the marinas I am looking at. Showers and Head are not used on the boat at all from October through May (April if I'm lucky).

Fresh water is available when ever its not freezing out.
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