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Old 10-06-2008
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For us its the extras that we work from that we find the hardest to store.
As many know, we moved aboard 5 years ago and havent looked back, but to keep us on the water, we work, at least part time. we really dont have to but its something we injoy and it brings us in contact with others on the water and in the areas we visit.
So the start with, its our Photography, camaras, printer, and tower for edit and supplies to sell our wears at local markets and shows..
Next its the watermaker supplies as I'm a roving dealer for Spectra Watermakers where we sell and service the units, and I uasally carry enough to build or re-build a unit on-board..
Then we've got our canvas repair.. and the 4 sewing machines. which brings in enough that our savings is growing rappidly, but when ordering and we've got 4 to 5 boats ahead to work on, we're thinking about the cost of shipping and buying in bulk.. where you know where I'm going, as at the present, we have on-board three different rolls with over 40 yards of sunbrella on each, all to use over the next month..
And then our books as we both love to read so our library is growing by the month.....
We've turned the quarter berth into a pantry and storage, and the forward head is now storage, and my nav-station is a mess, and sometimes its overwhelming................
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What I find is it isn't the room to put everything, it is the hassle of getting them out all the time. For example, for those storage areas like under the settee, I hate having to take out the cushions all the time to get to things put them back on and when I am done with said item do the process all over again.
Also no matter how many lists I make of where things are, I still cannot find things when I need them without tearing the boat apart nor remember what I really have on the boat especially small items for maintenance.
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What I find is it isn't the room to put everything, it is the hassle of getting them out all the time. For example, for those storage areas like under the settee, I hate having to take out the cushions all the time to get to things put them back on and when I am done with said item do the process all over again.
Also no matter how many lists I make of where things are, I still cannot find things when I need them without tearing the boat apart nor remember what I really have on the boat especially small items for maintenance.
I know what you mean, I don't live aboard but growing up I remember spending weeks at a time living on my Dad's 25' cabin cruiser and we constantly had to lift the cushions of the v-berth or the dinette to get to something. I think it's just a fact of life that storage on boats is a premium and in order to fit as much on board as possible you have to utilize what space you have. If it's not enough then I think you either have to cut down on stuff or upsize the boat.
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My wife, myself and our two teenagers lived aboard for many years (I still do). If any of us wanted say a new pair of shoes we tossed out the pair we replaced whether they were worn or not. This unspoken rule applied to anything we brought on board. In this way we never became buried in stuff, were able to quickly stow what we had, and were always ready for sailing within 30 or 40 minutes. To encourage us to sail even more we often took sail covers off Friday evenings and left them off all weekend. That way, if the urge grabbed us to toss off the dock lines, we had less to get done.
Many livaboards never leave the dock because after looking at the two hours it would take to ready their boat for sailing they quickly talk themselves into doing something else for the day.

Our unspoken rule of replacing the old with the new saved much space but we did have a problem with storage of winter and summer clothes for four people. I wound up buying an old van that we left in the parking lot and used it as a closet. Secretly I always hoped it would be stolen.
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We raised two children aboard from infancy to adulthood. They were difficult to store, but we adapted. The biggest challenge has been my wife's three accordians. I talked her down to one favorite, but it still sits in it's case on our galley floor. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Lots of small cubby holes to stuff things in...that fit. But big things are a real problem, bigger than a breadbox is difficult.
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If you find that you are having to get to things behind the settee all the time, then find a drawer that you haven't opened in a few days and swap the contents. Chances are you put things where they made since to be stored without considering how often you would need them. Now you just have to adjust that to reduce the frustration of pulling the settee apart of digging into the bottom of a locker.

The biggest problem I have with storage, and one that slows me down in storing everything is, Finding it when needed! I have not manage to label all the storage areas in the aft half of the boat and I'm building an inventory of what is stored where, and when it was stored there (since some things don't last forever). I find this is beginning to work for me, but it has not been easy getting the inventory project off the ground.

Next biggest problem is storing large items (spare sails and dink). Will work on that once the inventory is complete and the storage shed emptied... but always looking for helpful suggestions.
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the freaking dingy....I hung the outboard in a closet in the head....towed the dingy from Mass. to Cobb Island MD....no suitable room on deck....no place on the stern for davits....I considered pushing it , but towing it seemed to make better sense
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Does this mean you'd consier a smaller boat? Didn't think so.
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When we first moved aboard in November almost 6 years ago (2 people, 1 dog, 1 cat on a 33-foot monohull in the Chesapeake, we GROSSLY overestimated how much space we'd have. Biggest challenges were work clothing, books & papers, and winter clothes. We spent the first winter sleeping in the main salon because the V-berth was crammed with stuff that needed sorting.
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You mean, because we were able to do without the v-berth that first year? Nah. I will, however, consider giving up the job so as to no longer need to store the dress-up clothes
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