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I checked out your photos, and WOW.
Beats the heck out of my 25', lol.
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I personally think it's better buy a boat you can sail. Unless you are the type that just likes to work on things. The cost is always way more than you think refurbishing anything. Do you want to sail, or work on a boat?.......i2f
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Hmm. I suppose to sail.. I figure i could get a deal if it needed some work and I could do it myself. Since I only sail in Lake Lanier, The biggest I would want is maybe a 36' ( wow that would be nice to have ).
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Then get one that you can sail immediatley, and just needs lots of elbow grease, and cosmetics..........i2f
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that is what I meant.
I don't want to have to buy a new set of sails or buy a new engine..
just something that needs some tlc.

So where is the best place to finds good deals?
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find good deals anywhere---ebay, local marinas....all over----i bought a formosa 41 for 10k.....because i knew the owner--LOL....so just keep looking---craigs list, ebay.....walk the marinas....haul out yards.....goood luck
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The two of us live aboard a Pacific Seacraft 40. We've lived under 6" of snow in the Pacific Northwest, in 70 MPH winds at a dock, and in 100 degrees in more southern climes. All of the Crealock designs are small for their length, so there's not much room. We use almost all of it for stuff required to maintain the boat. We don't have pressure water or a hot water heater.
Still, we've lived aboard, in marinas and on the hook, for 3.5 years now and are about to shove off for really deep water. Every day is an adventure.
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Hi, I am new to the yachting world and would like to live on a boat. I would like to know if it makes sense for me:

I am not sure if I will get claustrophobic as a result of cramp spaces and in particular, the low ceilings. I think I won't mind the gentle rocking motion and if I know it will get too rockin, I can find short term on shore solution.

I will be mostly living alone with a small dog, my girlfriend living nearby on land. I think a 30 - 40' should be enough for me and my buddy w/ g/f visiting on weekends mostly.

I know about marina fees, which I figured about the same as HOA dues for 2 bed condo in the city. And, streamlining possessions, to be space conscious and efficient. I lack sufficient sailing, nautical knowledge (at this point, but eager to learn more); and maintenance costs, which I am sure to find out; so I figure a power type boat is what I need at this point. Although, would love to just one day just wind power to someplace I feel like at the moment, but not yet: one day.

In my case, it's more of living on vessel in marina, with occasional monthly day outings for now. However, I can't imagine myself living without 3 "land-based" things at this point:

1) consistent cell phone coverage; at least when I am at the marina which is most of the time.

2) TV/Internet: I will need certain cable/sat TV channels, and high speed internet access. I know at least cable not available when not tethered to marina, so is satallite best? if available? or is there a plan C?

3) Some land based conveniences: I like to cook, mostly simple things for myself, 2 - 4 max. Is gas flame cooking applicances possible? some propane thing that works like a bbq machine. Also, heard some issues about hygiene etc; my girl likes to take hot showers: If she can do that, then half the battle is over. And do I need to empty out toilets? how does that work?

I know I would have less questions if I simply compromise to a houseboat; which there are plenty to procure from in my area. But I like the idea of a real boat, a functional machine which serves a dual purpose, along with the obvious water based advantages. I imagine taking my "home" to some south pacific destination one day.

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I live aboard a 1970 Cal 29 in Mass. In the marina in the winter, and on the hook in the summer. I love it. I don't have pressure or hot water, but the marina has a very nice shower and the town has summer showers...Anyone know how to avoid some of this condensation? Maybe head south?
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I live on a 44 foot cutter with a cruising interior built into an ocean racer hull with a reduced rig. At 62 I can still single hand the boat and enjoy the performance. But I really like the space below and the large cockpit. It has a truly enormous Travis Magee size shower stall which I love as I do not have to worry abot my elbows as I get vigorous drying my back.

If I could have found the right CSY 44 at the right price I would have bought one of those but I like the way the Bombay looked and that was that.
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