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Thanks for all the suggestions on where to look. Mark's idea sounds like dream come true, being able to take care of a boat for an owner that doesn't show up. I guess it doesn't hurt to try, and I just might.

Lots of info on the south bay docks, thank you so much. The thought of having my keel stuck in the mud isn't the best. Doesn't the mud stink really bad? When the water recedes in Alameda, Emeryville, and Berkeley I've always wondered how folks can live around that smell. I think it's rotting vegetation and dead sea creatures. I hope!

Someone just emailed me about a 34 Coronado but I can't find any interior pictures of what those boats typically look like. Does anyone have an opinion about them. Doable liveaboard or cramped?

I make no claims to know what I'm doing but I grew up next to the water and always wanted to try this. Moving from my 2000 sq ft home to a boat will be a change but I'm looking foreword to simplifying my surrounds and being able to enjoy the solitude of the bay again.
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. Mark's idea sounds like dream come true, being able to take care of a boat for an owner that doesn't show up.

Someone just emailed me about a 34 Coronado but I can't find any interior pictures of what those boats typically look like. Does anyone have an opinion about them. Doable liveaboard or cramped?

I make no claims to know what I'm doing but I grew up next to the water and always wanted to try this. Moving from my 2000 sq ft home to a boat will be a change but I'm looking foreword to simplifying my surrounds and being able to enjoy the solitude of the bay again.
My cousin has his captain's lic. and has a pretty sweet deal where he gets to liveaboard in exchange for taking the owner out--when the owner isnt around they've worked out a deal where he charters the boat for the owner and the have some % split. but, you would need a captains lic....

here is the layout of the coronado, then second link pics.

CORONADO 34 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com

1969 coronado 34' sailboat for sale in California

my 30' is plenty spacious for me and the occasional guest, though i do have a conference room at my office where i can put stuff, but heck, i never use any of it. lol. you might also want to check out local marinas that do brokerage, as sometimes they have deals on boats...
dunno what your budget looks like. if it is going to be your residence (and has the facilities of home) you can take a withdrawl from your retirement account w/o the early penalty... though i am no accountant...

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Thank you very much QuickMick. That's an interesting rule about the retirement fund but indont actually have one.

Ive finally found an available liveaboard slip but I was told the boat would have to be at least 35 feet. Now I'm really annoyed. Of course I would want a larger boat but that will price me out of the market unless someone rents to me or does owner financing.

Maybe I'll just have to rent an apartment.
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