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Living aboard in Seattle--Opportunities?

I'm at a point where I want to downsize radically, have had a lifelong dream of sailing, and thought one way to get into the scene would be to cover moorage and a bit beside for out-of-staters who have boats in one of Seattle's many marinas.

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I met a Guy once who does just that for a Large Power boat owner...Hes required to do all the maintenance and upkeep too though as part of the deal...But then he can actually use the boat now and again also not just live on it..He has to keep a spartan living though as the owners give about a week notice some times as to their comming to use their boat..so he has to have other living arrangements during thoes times.

If you can live like that Im sure you could find someone...Got a Good Resume? A stranger is going to want one.
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Stillraining, YES to all of the above. I just have no idea where to start looking. No one seems to post ads looking for boat sitters. Any ideas?

I made up a list of local marinas. Next step will be to visit each one and inquire that the offices...
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Nope no good Ideas...The fella im referring to knew the owner...I think you will find most people will be like your chosen screen name...Whats to keep you from stealing the boat?.

I would think you are going to have to build some report with the future client first...or set it up as a buisness with bonding and all that. Otherwise it is just hit or miss and getting to know the person.

Im thinking of semi retiring in 8 years and just might be interested in such a arrangement myself rather then risk it to storage on the hard in some foreign land 6 months out of the year unatended...except my boat will be somewhere warm.
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Stillraining, YES to all of the above. I just have no idea where to start looking. No one seems to post ads looking for boat sitters. Any ideas?
Seattle craigslist:

seattle-tacoma boats classifieds - craigslist
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I posted a CL ad to "boat sit" I got a response, surprisingly. I never made good on the deal, however, because I ended up buying a boat!
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Maybe try here:

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