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Cal 39 with racing rig and cruising keel. Pretty comfortable, living on a mooring in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. Pulling her out in early Aug to avoid foul weather. Have some work that needs doing, but I hate life on the hard.
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I live on two boats. Kinda of. We live on a small lake just inside the locks that connect to Puget Sound. My parents bought a houseboat lot, (it's sort of like buying a condo, but it's just a slip in small community of floating houses). Our space is 50' x30', big enough for a house, but we have boats there instead. Our main "house" is a Bavaria 50 Sloop and my "bedroom" is my Santana 2023 (23', no head room). I'm rafted up to my dad's boat, so it's easy to use their head and galley, but then I still have my own space. We bought the Bavaria in Spain about 5 years ago, because the boat we sailed over was destroyed in storm (long scary story) and I just got mine last summer. I sail the Santana almost everyday, but the main house stays where it is unless it's off cruising somewhere.
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Mike I quick ps to you

I am still working full time so I had to keep my truck but total cost for living at the marina were less than $500 a month. My slips fees were $180 of that the rest was food, fuel, personal needs, insurance and incidentals. You can''t have any debt but living aboard take far less than a land ancored life...

What do you mean by "you cant have any debt"? Some people may be interested in living aboard to reduce expenses ( $600 / month for a tiny apt in SF is too much for my taste right now ), in part to pay off debt.
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The wife and I live aboard a CSY44 Cutter. It is a walkover (two separate cabins with the center cockpit seperating them), built like a tank. Lots of room and storage space. 400 gal of water, 100gal of fuel and more than enought little fix-it projects to keep me more than busy.
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We've been out for two weeks now and it really depends on what you do... if you anchor out and eat on your boat the expenses are none... going to a marina will run you anywhere from .70 cents to three dollars a foot, plus electricity, eating at restaurants normal spending at stores, etc.... you can fit a cruise to any budget... but a budget is a MUST... no what you have and what you can spend, then adjust.... alway have a "kitty" for the unexpected.. We just had to do some minor repairs and thankfully met some fellow sailors who helped us... Otherwise it could have been quite expensive... Good luck!!!!
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We've been out for two weeks now and it really depends on what you do... if you anchor out and eat on your boat the expenses are none...
I'd say minimal, not none... you still have to buy the food at some point to replenish what you're eating.

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going to a marina will run you anywhere from .70 cents to three dollars a foot, plus electricity, eating at restaurants normal spending at stores, etc.... you can fit a cruise to any budget... but a budget is a MUST... no what you have and what you can spend, then adjust.... alway have a "kitty" for the unexpected.. We just had to do some minor repairs and thankfully met some fellow sailors who helped us... Otherwise it could have been quite expensive... Good luck!!!!
People have cruised on a very wide range of budgets. I know of one guy who sailed around most of the world for less then $1000. I know of a couple that spends that much a week...
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Wife and I - Sabre 38 on our own pier. Simple, cold in the winter but still great.

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My husband and I live aboard the Schooner MISTRESS. She is an Eldridge McInnis design number 138. She is an Eastward Schooner and was built by T. H. Soule in South Freeport Maine in 1930. I just found her original brochure which was made in 1929. She spent most of her 70 years on the Great Lakes and enjoyed many a good race. We brought her to St. Augustine, FL in May of 2000 and my Master Shipwright husband did a major rebuild on her that took 12,500 hours, 12,000 were his alone. We launched her last July, and have done a bit of cruising. We have lived at anchor since the launch and have finally just sold our house. In about a month or two we will be heading up the east coast of the US, then winter in the Caribbean, and then off for an around the world cruise. We are in no hurry and will probably take about 10 years to do it.
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Well over a year aboard now and we still love it. There have been times when we have asked each other if we are doing the right thing. So far we are. Not much sailing this year but hey **** happens right. Looking forward to the fall winds. We have also moved our Boat th Seattle and our marina is a lot better.
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