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Re: Who''s living on what??

We're in the process of moving aboard a '89 Sabre 34 Targa, but a process that won't be finished until July or August. Bought the boat two years ago and have spent that time prepping it for a circumnavigation. I'm sure it's going to be a great home for us and can't wait until we're living on it full time!
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Re: Who''s living on what??

Good for you two! What a nice boat. I noticed your pictures on your website, and compliment you on a beautiful boat.

We're doing the same here. We're outfitting our Columbia 36 for voyaging the southern Pacific. Radar, HF, wind/solar, water storage, and too many other things to remember. Part of the fun is the planning and anticipation, eh?

Keep us posted.
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Re: Who''s living on what??

My wife and I live on a 26 foot Pearson with a dog and a cat. Is it a little cramped sometimes? Sure but this is the current view from the "back porch". Not bad...
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Re: Who''s living on what??

I've been aboard my Westsail 32 for 18 years, half of that with two of us, and both cruising and at the dock. My main comment is that it's not about the space - it's about the storage. If i want to go for a walk, I'll go outside. Inside, I need a place for all that stuff, which a lot of "weekender" and mid-sized boats don't have. What would I change? The stern. Not because I don't like it pointed, but because dinghy davits would be soooooo handy!
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Re: Who''s living on what??

When I'm in the US, which hasn't been much lately, my home is a 31' Hunter. I love it. Plenty or room for me, all the stowage I need. I think the only things I would change and they are fairly easily changeable is the cabin heating system from a wood burning stove to something that I can automate, maybe electrical? and the icebox could use refrigeration instead of fetching ice blocks every few days. Oh yea, and I want a water maker some day!
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Re: Who''s living on what??

We moved aboard our 1997 Caliber 40LRC in October of 2010 in preparation for a long term cruise. We have a 10 year plan. The first five is to save money, learn the boat and make any repairs or modifications for our cruise. We will also accumulate spares during this time. Then we plan to cruise for 5 years.

We love the Caliber. One of our criteria is that she must sail well. We go out just about every weekend between May 1st and December 1st. She sails like a dream. Some criticize the Caliber for poor upwind and low wind performance. We disagree and feel those reports are due largely to in mast furling(came on many of the 40s) and improper sail trim. These contribute more to sailing performance than design or weight.

Her layout, we believe, is ideal for both live aboard and cruising off shore. She has a forward head and pullman style master cabin that is ideal for anchorage. She also has port and starboard berths for off-watch sleeping. The galley is at the companionway along with an aft head that is easy to duck into for wet foulies or to relieve oneself in rough seas. She doubles as a storage area when moored.

What I would change:
- Deeper anchor locker so chain falls better(Caliber modified this on later boats)
- Hard headliner for easier access to hardware mounts.
- Slight port list.

We live keep her at a slip within walking distance of work.
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Re: Who''s living on what??

I really admire that you live aboard this boat, in the water, during the winter. In Maine.

Talk about hardcore.
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Live on a 31 Bombay Clipper. roomy for one, okay for 2, anymore would be to close for me. Wold like something around 36, but my boat seems larger than most 36's.
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Re: Who''s living on what??

I'm in the process of moving off my 39' 81 year old wood cutter to a Columbia 9.6 meter I recently bought . The cutter is ok ....very simple old systems . Sails well but is pretty physical . The Columbia seems like it will be all the cutter is & easier to singlehand & minus the labor inherent in a wood boat . Except for Diane Sawyer....I would never comsider living with another human being on a boat or anywhere for that matter .
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Re: Who''s living on what??

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When I'm in the US, which hasn't been much lately, my home is a 31' Hunter. I love it. Plenty or room for me, all the stowage I need. I think the only things I would change and they are fairly easily changeable is the cabin heating system from a wood burning stove to something that I can automate, maybe electrical? and the icebox could use refrigeration instead of fetching ice blocks every few days. Oh yea, and I want a water maker some day!
I switched from an oil stove to wood back in the mid 70's and would never go back to oil. It all depends where you live, tho. I get up to 14 hours of burn time for a load of wood. The important thing is for the stove to be airtight and thus totally controlable.
I live on a 31 ft steel twin keeler of my own design. By the time I launched my first boat, I wished I had done everything different. On my second boat, it took me ten years to get to that stage. My current boat is 28 years old and there is very little I would change on her.
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