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Re: Camping in a (trailered) boat

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Originally Posted by Trailblazer View Post
I've done it in a roadside pull-off with a fixed keel Catalina 25. Used a step ladder to get aboard, then pulled the ladder up and stored it in the cockpit at night (Anastazi cliff dwelling style). Worked great, had a two burner stove, ice box, porta-potty, running water.......all the comforts of home.
I've heard of people doing this while driving cross country in boats like mine, a Nor'sea 27. I read one couple say they did it during the summer where they slept in the cockpit and during the night, people would stop by and talk about how it would be nice to do someday.

If I was driving long distance with my boat, I would pull off to a rest stop and spend the night in the boat to keep from having to spend too much on hotels.
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