Liveaboard Sailing First Timer - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 09-26-2012
Barquito
 
Barquito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

Quote:
I wonder if it wasn't a prank or fraudulent post. It seems a little ambitious to have never sailed before yet decide to live aboard and sail in Hawaii.
I doubt it. I think s/he is just a quick learner. Post number 1: "I want to live on a sailboat." Post number 2: "Holy sh*t, sailing is more expensive than I thought."

Most people go years between post number one and post number two.
HDChopper and Capt-T like this.

Bristol 27
Cirque
Barquito is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 10-13-2012
CPN
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaQuinn View Post
.....I think it was the same person who said you could do Europe for fifty dollars per day....
With the dollar recovering, I've been traveling Europe for a few months now on about $40/day. Totally doable if you're willing to cut corners--e.g. use handsoap as shampoo, stay with ten+ people in dorm rooms, gorge on free baguettes etc etc.

There are those days of $100+...gotta live a little bit!
CPN is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 18 Old 10-13-2012
Senior Member
 
SeaQuinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chesapeake Bay Area
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

You know anything is doable....you just have to be willing to be inconvenienced a bit and committed to frugality. What pains me is when someone says how inexpensive it is to live on a boat and makes it out to be a life of luxury, with all the romantic adventure of cruising the high seas thrown in!

The reality is more like living on a boat is definitely something you have to understand and costs depending on how comfortable you want to be. It runs the whole gamut of living in a mini camper to living in a mansion. The more space mobility and comfort you want the more expensive and maintenance intensive a vessel you will need......
CPN likes this.

Last edited by SeaQuinn; 10-13-2012 at 07:13 PM.
SeaQuinn is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 18 Old 10-19-2012
Senior Member
 
JulieMor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 853
Thanks: 47
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

There's another reality to consider. Unless you're alone, you'll have a SO to consider. Your dreams, realities, wants, needs may be just different enough that becoming a liveaboard could mean the end of the relationship. I haven't seen it go that far but I have seen it come close.

Right now, we're trying to figure out our priorities in considering the liveaboard life. We've been talking about this seriously for almost a year and there's still so much unresolved it seems buying a boat to live aboard may not work for us. We're talking a lot about compromises now.
HDChopper likes this.
JulieMor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 18 Old 10-19-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nanaimo B.C.
Posts: 2,351
Thanks: 3
Thanked 47 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

Same as in shore side relationships , better to live close by and visit often.
Capt Len is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 18 Old 10-19-2012
Chastened
 
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,257
Thanks: 2
Thanked 78 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

Quote:
Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
There's another reality to consider. Unless you're alone, you'll have a SO to consider. Your dreams, realities, wants, needs may be just different enough that becoming a liveaboard could mean the end of the relationship. I haven't seen it go that far but I have seen it come close.

Right now, we're trying to figure out our priorities in considering the liveaboard life. We've been talking about this seriously for almost a year and there's still so much unresolved it seems buying a boat to live aboard may not work for us. We're talking a lot about compromises now.
This just so much I have in response to this... I'm going to cut off my hands now, to avoid typing.

S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
BubbleheadMd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 18 Old 10-19-2012
Huck
 
smallboatlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Rhode island
Posts: 503
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

sailing isnt that exspensive it's as exspensive as you make it it. this year i got a free boat and only boat about 200 buck into this year. and probally going to pay $0 over the winter. just depends how you boat.

16' mistral sailboat, And 27' coronado
smallboatlover is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 18 Old 10-20-2012
Senior Member
 
scratchee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 475
Thanks: 10
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Liveaboard Sailing First Timer

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaQuinn View Post
Maybe a tent on the beach, or an igloo...
Funny you should say that, because I decided last week to move into an igloo. Does anyone have any advice on how to build one? Is it just a matter of cutting up some snow blocks and stacking them up? I have never been in the snow before so I don't know how these things work. If anyone could post some instructions that would be great.

I also need to learn how to skin a seal, if you could include that. Thanks in advance.
scratchee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where can I get a 12V timer switch? MedSailor Gear & Maintenance 19 04-01-2012 04:16 PM
Old timer from Neu Yawk jdeatsch Introduce Yourself 3 10-22-2010 07:05 PM
Only first timer once twoblocktom Introduce Yourself 4 09-21-2009 05:27 PM
First timer needs advice GenesisCaptain Chartering 14 07-16-2009 04:10 AM
catamaran first timer, lee drift mauricec Seamanship & Navigation 13 10-20-2008 06:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome