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I was a boyscout long enough to get 7 year round camping awards in upstate NY, Yes that included winter camping every month. Even doing weekends on my Chrysler 22 didn't feel like the camping I did as a scout more like hanging out at a motel. Moving up to the Chrysler 26 gave the feeling of hanging out at home on the weekends with the ability to sail instead of drive. In fact its what motivated us to move aboard our current boat 2 years ago, and its been far from camping even though we have been living on the hook.

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Nice boat Chuckles.
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Campin out,,,hmmm

My boyscout leader was an ex Army Ranger from Vietnam. We built lean-toos, srtarted fires from scratch, made soup out of roots and berries.

I hardly view us camping on our boat. Ice cubes, over, hot shower, rocking bunk what was George Jefferson line..."moved on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky"

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Huge difference to camping. When we camp (backpacking), everyone wants their gear to be smaller.
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What part of upstate NY? I live near Syracuse.

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I was a boyscout long enough to get 7 year round camping awards in upstate NY, Yes that included winter camping every month. Even doing weekends on my Chrysler 22 didn't feel like the camping I did as a scout more like hanging out at a motel. Moving up to the Chrysler 26 gave the feeling of hanging out at home on the weekends with the ability to sail instead of drive. In fact its what motivated us to move aboard our current boat 2 years ago, and its been far from camping even though we have been living on the hook.

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I'm from a small town called Greene 20 miles north east of Binghamton and if you remember the winters in the 70's you will understand when I say I have never woke up with 3 or 4 feet of snow on or around my boat like we did while camping in tents.
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Huge difference to camping. When we camp (backpacking), everyone wants their gear to be smaller.
At some point The boat size $ and amount of gear must meet. How much (stuff) does it take to be happy? When are you unhappy swimming in (stuff)? with a boat so big you need crew you do not have. I am not ready to leave land yet. I am not sure life aboard is right for me. I have been camping. I want to take longer trips. It is nice to see a thread like this even if it was a troll. I am not all that sure what you all call a troll? Any way at a site with live aboards I expect "it is the best" when they post what it is like. It may be the best to live on your boat? Just some radom thoughts from me . I have enjoyed reading this thread. Checking out more threads like this. The book thread is a good one. Regards, Lou
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Re: Living on a sailboat

I consider what I do camping out.

I have no desire to have air conditioning, a water maker, refrigeration, etc.

I think boats can be just right, like in the three bears.

Sometimes more is just more.

Expensive complicated boats own you.

Money spent on a boat is money that could have gone into a cruising kitty.

Just one person's opinion, everyone chooses for themselves.
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This one is just right for me for now a C-22 It is on my level or what I hope is my level. Check back in a year more or less lol. We will see? We have so many boats and gear we can try. It is nice to see how others camp or live to see if we can enjoy the same or see its not for us. This last summer I spent a few nights on a Catalina 22 and then decided to buy one. I will try to find a few more free days to sail and camp. An off day on the water is better than the best day at work. Best regards Lou.
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Re: Living on a sailboat

Tonite, with a dead ship's battery, it will be as primitive as it gets. Gotta resolve that problem tomorrow.

In the meantime, have a killer new Mountaineering LED lamp, a new bottle of lamp oil, plenty of propane, and new portable power for the netbook, charging the iPhone. Kindle is charged, bringing plenty of chow and will share a bottle of whiskey with a fellow Captain to start celebrating the holidays.

It's going to get down to freezing tonight.
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