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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Thanks carl - but remember, boats ALWAYS look better in pics than they do in real life. I've just conveniently left the various stains, dings, etc. out of the frame.

That said, I'm pretty proud of her. She was seriously skanky when we opened that hatch for the first time. 1" of water over the sole, inside covered in mold, no cushions, no cubby covers, rusting crap all over the place, no functioning head or water, etc. She's come along way, but still has her wrinkles.


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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I think the people on here are just concerned that you havent thought anything through, as opposed to 'dense'. When thinking of living aboard, there are so MANY things to consider. You must consider all the things that you would if you were moving into a house, and more- Where are you going to get your power from? Your heat? how will you refrigerate food? Where will you go to the bathroom? How will you shower? Where will you get your drinking water? Ill tell you now it gets real old, real fast toting water and gas for a generator EVERY DAY, and that is how often you will need to do it. Have you found a marina that allows live a boards? I will also mention that a 27 footer does not allow much living space at all. Storage is the least of your concerns. I have a 26' with 6' headroom, but I would never consider living on it-based on size alone. Good luck regardless, if you have worked these issues out, are committed and think you will be happy, go for it.
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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Just realized that this post goes on for 7 pages, disregard my last post.
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Thanks carl - but remember, boats ALWAYS look better in pics than they do in real life. I've just conveniently left the various stains, dings, etc. out of the frame.

That said, I'm pretty proud of her. She was seriously skanky when we opened that hatch for the first time. 1" of water over the sole, inside covered in mold, no cushions, no cubby covers, rusting crap all over the place, no functioning head or water, etc. She's come along way, but still has her wrinkles.
You did a great job. The marks, stains add character. I've seen worse over the past couple years and most of the boats cleaned up quite well. There's one basket case that won't sell. My buddy owned it before the 27, living aboard. When I first met him, while he was living on it, I was wading in 4" of water. He fixed that, sold it, it sold again, then guy basically abandoned it.

OP, send us pics at your leisure.

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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I have a C27 myself and have lived aboard for a month at a time . It does not have as much storage capacity as some boats and a lot of the capacity it has is under seats/berths. There is lots of room there but it is not accessable without effort and time so I would not use it for every day or emergency items.
This summer coming my wife and I (and the cat) plan to spend the season cruising the coast of Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawerence. We won't be at sea for long periods so I am confident we can carry what we require.
Good luck to you and enjoy the boat.
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My husband and I left all of our stuff behind for three weeks to sail on our San Juan 24 from Puget Sound to the Gulf Islands. Have you seen the inside of a San Juan 24? Small! But, what a glorious time we had. No stuff, just the essentials!

We recently bought a larger boat but not to put more stuff on it, just to have a head!

And, now, I'm getting rid of everything we don't use or want anymore at our home-sailing does that to you-it strips away the unimportant and allows us to refocus. It feels great!

I wish the OP luck and perseverance with a dash of humility thrown in for good measure.

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Well, for a Catalina 27 my main tip would be: BE SHORT!
If you can stand up inside the boat, the rest is a piece of cake.

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Hi, I will be moving on to a 27' Catalina in a few days and I have never done this! I am wondering if anyone has any tips for storing things on the boat, orginization systems etc. Much appreciated!
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GREETING EARTHLINGS You have to give any and every thing a place and keep everything in it's place. Vacum bags help to store your cloths in, childrens lunch boxes store your small stuffs, keeping stuff together can be a binde. Draw an outline of the boat and sketch in all the fittings and fixtures then lable where all the stuff is (this can help to reorganise the boat into a working wonder) Get a GOOD SLEEPING BAG and use it tired boaters get real grouchy.AND MOST OF ALL ENJOY YOURSELF AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
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Man I am soaking up all this good advice!! I will be on this site for month's trying to absorb everything!!!
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