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Not sure how it is on the west coast but here on the east coast we have seen many people living cheap on boats that they might not even own. Knowing your boat makes a very big difference in living cost. I go months with food being my only cost. Walking and biking help make it cheaper and is good for the heath. There are dozens of ways to live cheaper on a sailboat but it might have challenges you might not be ready for.
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It can be like that here on the west coast also, depending on where you live. We own our boat, and pay $385 per month - no extra utility cost. In the last few years we have had to replace a valve in the head but that's about all that was absolutely necessary. We always seem to be upgrading and redecorating - but that is when we have money to spend on these projects (when we feel like doing it). But we are spending FAR less on our sailboat than we did in our house as far as rent, utilities and repairs go. It is EXTREMELY cheap to live on our boat.
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Go get a apartment, something affordable . Get a decent job . Sailboats are for people who are properly ($) funded . But to all the questions you asked , the answer is no . If you want answers go to the harbor master and ask them . Typically you are asking the same thing a lot of people do , you want to sail in under the radar. And hope no one will see . You will stick out like a flair on a dark night , the marina patrol will come impound your boat at 3am. Oh by the way if you want to stay under the radar, buy a 20 ft. boat get two really big dogs and a squawking parrot .
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hopefully joining the liveaboard ranks myself soon
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What? haven't you heard? it cannot be done unless you have three generations of experience and a trust fund.
anything less and you are a Lowlife, non taxpaying leech on society.
unless you intend to purchase every insurance product offered your irresponsible.
and don't even consider any other approach to living aboard other than in a marina tied to a dock,w/ water, 50amp.power, a lounge, 4star restaurant and full service yard because YOU could never ever learn to paint a bottom.
I don't know what people like you think.
just forget about living aboard. you're not cut of sufficient clothe.
get a job and an apartment and cable,c-phone,finance a car and just keep working and accept your position as it is.
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Go get a apartment, something affordable . Get a decent job . Sailboats are for people who are properly ($) funded . But to all the questions you asked , the answer is no . If you want answers go to the harbor master and ask them . Typically you are asking the same thing a lot of people do , you want to sail in under the radar. And hope no one will see . You will stick out like a flair on a dark night , the marina patrol will come impound your boat at 3am. Oh by the way if you want to stay under the radar, buy a 20 ft. boat get two really big dogs and a squawking parrot .
Don't listen to the pompous elitist morons. In So Cal you have options .
The A9 anchorage in SD bay is good for 3 months per year,save it for winter.
The rest of the year you can harbor hop between La Playa,Glorietta,Mariners Cove and behind the jetty.You'll never have to pay insurance or rent.Get a large water tank and solar.

Edit,If you really need a slip try Chula Vista

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Pompous elitist moron ? Perhaps . Seen it go on for over 25yrs. and I'm sick of it, for sure . It's not just the guy who wants to sneak in and not pay full share it's the guy who sneaks in and proceeds to trash out the place and make life miserable for people around him . Actually sharkbait if you read my post carefully you will see it is really me telling the guy how to do it wrong . Morons like me call that constructive criticism. Albeit thinly veiled . Tough love if you will .
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Re: OMG i need liveaboard soon.

I really tried to liveaboard and save up while a server and cook in san fran but I dont know why It just seemed like it was too hard to do or looked at badly....

I never anchored out off sausalito but could of I guess....

tried to get liveaboard status in berkeley and that was impossible

anywhoo

I just had a feeling that it was not ok to do

now I bought a boat in halfmoon bay much later and loved that place...mooring balls great protection and lively yet laid back scene

all you needed was a car andyou have access to work and jobs ashore

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Don't listen to the pompous elitist morons. In So Cal you have options .
The A9 anchorage in SD bay is good for 3 months per year,save it for winter.
The rest of the year you can harbor hop between La Playa,Glorietta,Mariners Cove and behind the jetty.You'll never have to pay insurance or rent.Get a large water tank and solar.

Edit,If you really need a slip try Chula Vista
Hey I am a So Cal'r and I am on a budget so that mean I am NOT an elitist and I have the ability to laugh so there is not one ounce of pompous in me.... Enough said, your plan of anchoring and harbor hopping is a good one BUT... that means he would have to have a boat that would have to be sea worthy and that would mean higher costs and he wanted to skate out cheap. Why did this old post get dug up again anyway...

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