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Re: Downside of living aboard

Downsides?

Well, for me having lived aboard a few different boats, and not at all interested in owning anything over 40 feet or so,
The only downside that comes up for me is shop space.
I like to break things, take em' apart, and put em back together.
Sometimes they even work again when Im done..
So, Where does the drill press go on the boat? The air compressor? The scrap metal pile?
Guess, I will have to live without them again....
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Re: Downside of living aboard

I'm helping move my Mom into the old folks home this week. Too bad my boat isn't the size of the Queen Mary for all the cool stuff that is going to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity etc. But then I guess that's why I left in the first place. Geez, folks accumulate a lot of stuff. Guess I'll be happy with the Mickey Mouse pocket watch and my dad's purple heart medal from WWII.
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Re: Downside of living aboard

in my formosa the tool room will be forepeak and have bench vice and whatever it needs to keep this boat from a high priced yard situation
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Re: Downside of living aboard

Lack of privacy. If you're at a slip you'll have a boat on both sides of you just feet away.
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Lack of privacy. If you're at a slip you'll have a boat on both sides of you just feet away.
This was not a problem for us. The marina manager kept the LA boats spread around the marina. Most folks do not use their boat during the week and we would go out every weekend. No one around in the winter.

Now that we are cruising full time this is not an issue.
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Re: Downside of living aboard

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Lack of privacy. If you're at a slip you'll have a boat on both sides of you just feet away.
Well, not all 'slips' are like that. At Boston Yacht Haven, we are on a dock which does not have anyone on either side of us.
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Re: Downside of living aboard

You know really, thinking about it now, I really miss the two times I was living on my boat,
1) 11 months in a marina
2) 8 months cruising.

I wish I was doing either one right now.
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