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Old 01-25-2007
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LOL JagsBch, where did your mind just wander off to . Actually, yes, I still do use them at night when I am tied to the dock. Iím sandwiched between two big stinkpots and would have no privacy otherwise. They also keep out the light from that pesky sun in the morning . But when Iím away from the dock they stay off the whole time.
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Great info

Thanks Sailguy42! That's basically what I needed to know...whether I should just move in, be my sweet self and hope for the best. I figured I'd have a tough time getting in announcing that I wanted to live aboard. My other half insists that we be up front in telling the marinas our intentions of living aboard but I don't think she really wants to be homeless or adrift when it comes right down to it.

Good to know about Ventura Andrew. I'm really quite open to any So. CA location but I do business three or four times a week in Orange County so it would be convenient to be there. If anyone has rave reviews of any marina in So. CA, I'd love to hear them. I wont hold my breath but go ahead, surprise me!

Thanks again for the great info everybody!

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If you'd like more inside info on Ventura, PM me. I lived aboard there for a year with my wife and cat. Nice liveaboard community, but the mushroom farm just inland can put up some serious stank when the wind is right.
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Catalina

We are living aboard on a mooring in Catalina. During the winter it is buy 2 nights get 5 free. What a deal! You can guest dock in Marina del Rey 7 days a month (only $21/night) and at some of the other marinas as well. One of the beauties of a sailboat is the ability to move around at will and I'm not sure i want a permanent slip anywhere. When the Catalina mooring rates (and demand for moorings) go up in the summer, it will be time to anchor! I can not tolerate the rules, prices and scrutiny of most of these marinas!
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In Cal. I think a liveaboard is about the same social scale as a drug dealer. Just a warning. Because in the end they will drive you out.
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In Cal. I think a liveaboard is about the same social scale as a drug dealer. Just a warning. Because in the end they will drive you out.

Wow, I see it in a whole different perspective, either that or a whole lot of people and or families want to be drug dealers.
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Pappy,
"Wow, I see it in a whole different perspective, either that or a whole lot of people and or families want to be drug dealers."

I am talking about *how they are treated*by them, not the people them selves. DUH!
Maybe you should look at what is happening to the people in San Diego and you will see what I mean. The "A-8" anchorage is a great example of driving them out.

I went thru California on my way down and was treated like a criminal in Monteray and San Diego. Mexico is much better than the US.
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Dave, Hey, you own a Columbia 28'? How are the live aboard conditions? I'm considering purchasing one. How do you like it? How long have you had it?
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Well, u know about Dana Point, not a problem if u r under 28ft in getting a slip, above that it takes 6 months or so. No problem living aboard either, pay the Live aboard tax, they are pretty reasonable. I would also try Alamitos Bay and LONG BEACH. LB has is option rich if you look hard and keep your boat up. You would have no problem in MDR either.

I have found the key to liveaboard is upkeep of the boat and your self. if you look sketchy and your boat is a mess than the guy parking his weekend getaway down the dock is going to complain. Low profile, smile, extend a warm hand and you will not have problem.
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