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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.
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.....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!
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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......
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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.
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Same as in shore side relationships , better to live close by and visit often.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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