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I'm currently looking at living aboard in the Chesapeake. What is a good starter boat that would accomodate a live aboard? Any economical boats to research? Any help would be much appreciated!

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What's your budget? How many people are going to be living aboard??

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I'm currently looking at living aboard in the Chesapeake. What is a good starter boat that would accomodate a live aboard? Any economical boats to research? Any help would be much appreciated!

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Cool Another Vote for the Chesapeake...

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So my question is with me as an industrial mechanic and her as an RN any suggestions. we want to find a good ballance of good wages cheap marinas that still take live aboards and good sailing.
I have to concur with all the votes for southern Chesapeake Bay. You have marketable skills for the area and can locate to some of the more rural bay areas. Marinas down there are really very reasonable, they are open year round, and you can sail twelve months a year. The Chesapeake, in my opinion, would be better than the Carolinas, since it's a little more sheltered, yet still has good winds and space for sailing.

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trying to stay under 10K. Only one person would be living on it. Thanks
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Would you need to be able to sail it? $10K is pretty tight for a boat in sailable condition that is large enough to liveaboard. You could probably get a boat that needed work that was large enough to liveaboard for that price.

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With slip fees starting at $140/foot for 6 months, a bit lower during the off-season months, Narragansett Bay is an expensive region for live-aboards. Home prices are also extremely high.
I'm at Port Edgewood Yacht Clubs Pawtuxet Cove marina (main marina is the same but not as sheltered) and it's only $32 a foot for winter wet. My cost is only $864 for a 27' for 6 months.

I was at Pettis Boat yard for the summer and it was $65 a foot on a mooring and $85 at the dock.

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I'm at Port Edgewood Yacht Clubs Pawtuxet Cove marina (main marina is the same but not as sheltered) and it's only $32 a foot for winter wet. My cost is only $864 for a 27' for 6 months.

I was at Pettis Boat yard for the summer and it was $65 a foot on a mooring and $85 at the dock.
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and it's only $32 a foot for winter wet. My cost is only $864 for a 27' for 6 months.
BTW, I also winterstore my 36' LOA boat at NEB for $42/ft dry, includes hull cleaning, haul and launch. All year round 24/7 security (real guards on patrol & surveilance video) is a plus, along with gated entrance, hurricane hole lagoon, swimming pool, full facilities, onsite restaurant/pub with live entertainment . . . yada, yada (g), and it's only 5 minutes from home.

Apples to oranges?

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BTW, I also winterstore my 36' LOA boat at NEB for $42/ft dry, includes hull cleaning, haul and launch. All year round 24/7 security (real guards on patrol & surveilance video) is a plus, along with gated entrance, hurricane hole lagoon, swimming pool, full facilities, onsite restaurant/pub with live entertainment . . . yada, yada (g), and it's only 5 minutes from home.

Apples to oranges?
I'm jealous, $42/ft at Brewers Cowesett, no pool, no storm troopers, no pub with live entertainment . . yada, yada; but it's only 1 minute from work.
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