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Talking Ready, set, JUMP!

My wife and I are finally set to jump onto a full time live-aboard! Pending the survey, we'll move aboard in November.

We're both really excited, and we have just enough anxiety to make it interesting.

Sailnet has been a gold mine of information, wisdom, and opinions that had a big part in getting us here. Few if any boat decisions were made without referencing people's input on this site. We owe a big thanks to the Sailnet community.

Here's to hoping my face still looks like this by this time next year!!

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Congrats! It's a great adventure!

Sold the house 5 years ago, now we spend every day doing what other people pay money to do 1-2 weeks per year on vacation.

Welcome aboard! Will you be cruising locally, long-distance, living in a marina? (Presumably, that is, after you return from Iraq?)
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Congrats Shack, and look forward to hearing about your travels and travails as a full-time cruiser.

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My wife and I are finally set to jump onto a full time live-aboard! Pending the survey, we'll move aboard in November.

We're both really excited, and we have just enough anxiety to make it interesting.

Sailnet has been a gold mine of information, wisdom, and opinions that had a big part in getting us here. Few if any boat decisions were made without referencing people's input on this site. We owe a big thanks to the Sailnet community.

Here's to hoping my face still looks like this by this time next year!!

Thanks,
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Looking for water!!

I get back in Sept and have orders to DC in Nov. So, by that time we'll be living in a Marina on work days, and hopefully cruising locally on the weekends and on National Holidays

My awesome wife has done most of the work on this so far. God bless her! She's done the boat shopping from NC, done the talking and contracting. Now we have a sale pending in MD, and she's packing up the house in NC, too. By the time I get home the house will be empty and we'll be living in a friend's house until 1 Nov. ... and I'll be cheap date for a couple weeks

It's amazing what one motivated wife can do with a power of attorney. (LOL!) Gee! Do you think she'll hold any of this over my head? I'll guess I'll just have to work the lines while she yells at me from the cockpit for a while "Aye Aye, Ma'am!"
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Be veryyyyyy careful as a liveabord in the Maryland/DC area. THere is someone else I know there. I think they have a yellow boat. Very dangerous couple (smile).

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Be veryyyyyy careful as a liveabord in the Maryland/DC area. THere is someone else I know there. I think they have a yellow boat. Very dangerous couple (smile).

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C'mon, CD, we're only dangerous on days that end in "-y."

Hey Shack, are you looking at marinas on the Chesapeake or up the Potomac? (we're in Annapolis - we claim its because of Dan's teaching at the Naval Academy, but the real truth is its because the sailing's better - 10 minutes and you're on the Bay)

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Everyone knows that Eryka's bark is far worse than her bite..... It's her husband that you have to worry about.

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BARK?!! SailingDOG?!! There's a pun in there somewhere.
But me? I just 'chirp'
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Rats... I was hoping you'd miss my post...

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