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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.
Normally they have "water parties" where they bring out water hoses and fill tanks before it freezes. As long as you keep it over 32 you don't have winterize. There are also portable pump outs, but that is the hardest as lots of places don't offer it. Showering can be a cause of a lot of moisture so people often plan their morning to shower on the way out or after the gym. Not to bad but hey it is not for everyone. And thank goodness otherwise there would be no room.

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

my advice,... don't get her pregnant,... then what everyone else said...
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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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We love our 12v diesel hydronic heating system. The boat is very evenly heated and very comfy. I am sitting in shorts and T-shirt right now while typing this. It is in the 20s outside. We can use it at anchor so it greatly extends our cruising range from April to December.
What kind of system do you have? Details please...lot's of details.
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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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What kind of system do you have? Details please...lot's of details.
Here is my write-up on the installation.

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

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Sorry, let me add a little more. Eventually, yes we would like a house, but we'd like to take 6 or 7 years and liveaboard and cruise the lakes. I am fairly handy and would do many repairs on my own. We would take out a loan to finance the boat, but hopefully pay it off within 7 years, then, we would either sell and use that money towards a house, or continue living aboard. I already sail a 29' Bayfield and love it, and would like to try living aboard for awhile but the 29' cannot support us happily aboard.
Boats are like cars. They cost money to maintain and still lose value regardless.
The only way for a boat to not lose value is to buy one that has already lost all value.
And thats what i would do probably if i were you. Buy one for 20k, use your handiness to upgrade it to your liking. Meanwhile save money for your house in 7 years while gaining interest on your savings instead of paying interest on your loan.
Old boats are not at all flimsy or anything. Their interior probably just looks a bit less fancy.
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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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What kind of system do you have? Details please...lot's of details.
I have an espar D4 forced air diesel. Also toasty warm!
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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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Boats are like cars. They cost money to maintain and still lose value regardless.
The only way for a boat to not lose value is to buy one that has already lost all value.
And thats what i would do probably if i were you. Buy one for 20k, use your handiness to upgrade it to your liking. Meanwhile save money for your house in 7 years while gaining interest on your savings instead of paying interest on your loan.
Old boats are not at all flimsy or anything. Their interior probably just looks a bit less fancy.
The market is right for this kind of thinking. I don't necessarily agree with the dollar value suggested but the logic is good, right boat - could work out very nicely. You could break even, if you do not count the interest you would have earned had the money been in the bank. Again it goes back to knowing
which boat(s) will be marketable when the time comes to sell along with this notion.
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Re: I am 26, and seriously considering moving aboard with my girlfriend. Any advice?

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T if you do not count the interest you would have earned had the money been in the bank.
you mean that whopping .4% banks are currently paying on 2 year CDs.....

I would rather have the use of the boat, for the $200- $400 a year you would get in interest
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