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My wife and I live on a 38'' Shannon in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. We are in to our second year; made it through our first winter without too much problems. We have one and half years before we begin cruising. If you have particular questions, please feel free to e-mail us.

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you guys live on a 38 inch boat? how's that work?


hmmm after reading more posts, it seems a lot of folks make the same error. ' means feet and " means inches. kind of reminds me of that movie, "this is spinal tap". the band comes up with this stage design for a 24 foot stone henge and want elves dancing around it. they make a mistake and write 24" instead of 24', on the napkin picture, so what they get is elves dancing around a 2 foot tall stone henge that they tower over. funny movie.
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How much is that in cubits ?
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Re: Who''s living on what??

Those are actually 2 separate single quotes. Damn speeding powerboaters screw up my ttyping all the time, too. ;-)
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Re: Who''''s living on what??

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you guys live on a 38 inch boat? how's that work?


hmmm after reading more posts, it seems a lot of folks make the same error. ' means feet and " means inches. kind of reminds me of that movie, "this is spinal tap". the band comes up with this stage design for a 24 foot stone henge and want elves dancing around it. they make a mistake and write 24" instead of 24', on the napkin picture, so what they get is elves dancing around a 2 foot tall stone henge that they tower over. funny movie.
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Re: Who''''s living on what??

Mike,

Your question is a good one, but a realitive one. You, however, have come to the right forum. There is a lot of good info. Pick and chose wisely.

Relaitive to the area you live in...Relative to the luxuries you still want to keep, price of dock space, electicity, style of boat you want to live aboard, eating habits (fancy restaurants or mac and cheese)...etc etc etc....

Make the car the last thing to go if you get rid of it. Taking the bus sucks and friends tire of getting phone calls from you looking for a lift or needing to transport stuff. Bikes will only take you just so far carrying stuff.

Sit down one evening and take a really hard think about what you want, need, and/or can live without to do it. This is just for starters...then spread it ALL out on the dock and take a look again...then have a yard sale to make new friends at the dock.

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Hello, I''m happy to found this forum. I''m also considering a live aboard boat. First plan is to streamline living cost. Do most people keep any cars stored, at a dock or just sell it all?

Any idea of average cost per month to survive? (Food, fuel, etc?)

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Re: Who''s living on what??

We are in the process of moving aboard a Morgan OI 33. I like the advice of adjusting your life style to the size of the boat.

We've sold the house and are in a short term apartment for less than 30 days. The only furniture I own are 2 lawn chairs that are locked to my wife's bike on the porch as theft protection. When we move the bike to the marina the chairs go to goodlwill.

There is a process to getting rid of stuff. 95% of the people we talk with think this is a great idea, 5% just don't get it.

My last day at work is in 5 days. I no longer need my suits, sport coats, shirts and ties. Gave them to someone at work who is my size and needs a better wardrobe. You can see the light go on in people's eyes when they realize I included the hangers with the clothes because I don't have the room for them.

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Re: Who''s living on what??

Matt, you really don't need clothes hangers. While I was performing in the Florida Keys, most of the night clubs I performed only required shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. The shirts, which I acquired from Ebay, were wash and wear, required no ironing, and always looked good. Mostly polyester/cotton blend.

At the locations where shorts were taboo, I wore black, dress slacks, and they stayed good looking if I carefully folded them and placed them in one of the drawers. The one thing I love about the Morgan 33 OI is the storage space - there's lots of it. I converted my hanging locker to a shelved locker, which allows me to store a lot more things in it. Something to consider.

Most of the time, when I was not playing music in the Tiki Bars, the attire was shorts, flip-flops and a short sleeve shirt. That was almost considered formal in the lower keys.

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Re: Who''s living on what??

Ok, here's another liveaboard - I live aboard a 57 foot Jeanneau. Since I am alone aboard most of the time, I have quite a bit of storage, space, and "mod cons" as the British would say.
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Re: Who''s living on what??

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Matt, you really don't need clothes hangers. While I was performing in the Florida Keys, most of the night clubs I performed only required shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. The shirts, which I acquired from Ebay, were wash and wear, required no ironing, and always looked good. Mostly polyester/cotton blend.

At the locations where shorts were taboo, I wore black, dress slacks, and they stayed good looking if I carefully folded them and placed them in one of the drawers. The one thing I love about the Morgan 33 OI is the storage space - there's lots of it. I converted my hanging locker to a shelved locker, which allows me to store a lot more things in it. Something to consider.

Most of the time, when I was not playing music in the Tiki Bars, the attire was shorts, flip-flops and a short sleeve shirt. That was almost considered formal in the lower keys.

All the best,

Gary
instead of ironing, if ironing is needed, fold the clothes so the creases work out as you want them and then put them under the cushion of your berth. sleep on it. it will press them pretty good. i haven't done it but a co-worker, at a former job, told me about it. it's how they do it in jail.

apparently there are inmates worried about that freshly ironed look.
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Re: Who''s living on what??

I've been on my Morgan 33 OI for about 5 years. I basically emptied my house mostly to Goodwill. things you might need to keep or acquire. apartment size freezer and refrigerator. separate units better when one fails. buy cheap, consider as non-repairable. dump most of your clothes, leather shoes don't like marine environment if you like to grill consider a 20# tank with adapter for your on deck grill 1 burner hotplate (small propane bottle) and microwave in galley. even if you dump almost everything as I did you be amazed ar how fast your storage spaces fill up. my car was last to go. I figure occasional rentals and 1-2000/yr taxis just about a wash.
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