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Live aboard an S211.0 center cockpit in Honolulu. Great boat for living aboard,
but this state (government) is pretty boater-unfriendly!
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boat #4 is a wayfarer islander 29 old fiberglass full keel sloop.in lake okeeckobee florida,can get to either florida coast from here,prepairng for another long distance open ocean voyage.my first liveaboard was a 26 footer,then a 28 footer,and I lived on a motor boat all thru my college years.actually most of the time I was a "sneakaboard" because everywhere I went they wanted to see my boat,they wanted to see my money,but they didn''t want to see me.thats not the situation now.I am in (and have been for the last 5 years) a very liveaboard friendly marina.
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To "cpa"- you mentioned you once lived aboard an allied seawind. Was it by chance a seawind II. I am planning on moving aboard mine in a few and was wondering about your pro''s and con''s. I agree with the posts about not ever enough storage, but the asw II has potential...
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check out "seaquill" , an allied seawind II that has recently been damaged by hurricane Frances in Stuart FLA. A marvelous boat and an anxious seller...
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consider an instant on type water heater (propane) or a simple heat exchanger off the engine. Why store 6 to 10 gallons of hot water ALL the time? Space is money!!
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We finally sold our home and are ready to begin a new life as liveaboards.

Musashi I is a 53'' Custom Aluminum Pilothouse Cutter built in Quebec Canada by C. Tremblay. Musashi displaces 50,000 lbs., is 45'' at the waterline, 6.5'' draft, 250 gals. fuel, 250 gals. water, 230 gals. holding.

She is air conditioned, has a diesel heater, complete galley w/ microwave, reefer, freezer, three burner stove- oven and broiler, and sleeps 9.

I wish we could post pix but I''ll put a website up in the near future.

Charlie and Marlene, s/v Musashi I
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As far as what I would prefer to be living aboard on ..... okay, money doesn''t count in dreams ..... a Hans Christian 43 for voyaging, a Hinkley 41 for racer/crusier stuff.

Now to the real world. I have a 32.5 on deck fiberglass schooner that I''ve been building for far too many years, having spent one winter aboard in Boston harbor without cabin sides and a single 5K electric heater. 12.5 feet of beam, 4''10" draft, 20,000 lbs with 8500 lbs internal lead ballast. She is slow to turn, stiff and stable, a slow roller, unfinished and completely paid for.

It is a life-sucking, endless, grueling chore of indescribable dimensions to attempt to build a boat you are living aboard and I cannot recommend it to anyone. I have had RATS move aboard, resulting in blood-curdling yelling, swearing and stabbing until they just shut up and left.

But, it''s nearing completion and it is the prettiest character boat in the marina. Everyone loves it. Including the ladies. Too bad I''m too old and wore out working on it to take advantage. It is safe at sea, comfortable, not particularly easy to handle, but predictable. She can be grounded for easy bottomwork at low tide, slides easily over all the lobster and crab pots you see, and is built like the proverbial tank. I''ve painted her with a single part polyurethane topcoat and can touch up the paint with a foam brush in a minute. Why? Because life is too short to get worked up because a novice rubs or bumps you trying to dock.

I have VERY little bare teak and oil it with my own blend of parafin, tung oil and lemon oil at least once a week. It takes ten minutes, looks and smells great and eliminates brightwork maintanence. I have only one berth, in the main saloon, and the headroom is 5''11". I am 5''8" and I sized it for me (and Danny DeVito).

One very important issue about my boat is that it is right for me will outlast me.

I sometimes dress like Joshua Slocum and splice three-strand with a bubble-pipe in my mouth (I don''t smoke) to give tourists the feeling they''ve seen a ''real'' sailor. Well, if you can''t be a character, why have a character boat?
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This is an update to my first post and my last post. We have been aboard Krugerrand now for nine months. The first thing we did was go cruising for the summer we left in June s soon as my wife had summer off from her teaching position.My wife grew up in Colorado and New Mexico and had never seen the ocean or any of the things we sailors have experienced. She is teaching me to spell and I am teaching her to sail good trade but I am the slow study.She is crazy about this in her own way sometimes she looks lost and others so full of life she could burst. I offer to give it up if she wants the land back under her feet but she says no this is where she wants to be.So 38 feet of boat seems to be fair I am doing some interior work the gally is three feet longer with a dog leg off the end of counter and the sink moved out to that spot. The hanging locker is being renovated also for her clothes. The older Catalina 38s are not that much bigger than the 30'' Catalinas so we are packed in tight and do have to make it to the storage for a few things but it is still cheeper and more interesting for both of us. I have all the comforts of home while on the dock,Satalite TV DVD stereo this computer extra refrigeration with the addition of a new whirlpool 110V unit that makes it easy to keep more food for fat (American)pepole I was down by thirty now only twenty.I need to cruise it is healyhier because I cant get to the store for ribs and beef every other day. So a little off track but we are definatly living and well on this Catalina 38 S\V KRUGERRAND loving it.
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We are planning a move to the Charleston SC within the next 9 months. Since we are new to the area we are not sure of what marinas offer the best for liveaboards. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions. We have also thought of the Savannah GA area but we were told that GA will not allow liveaboards.

Also, are there any issues in the Charleston area during hurricane season?

Thank you for you help,
Mary
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Mary...here''s a good link to explore some of the SC marina''s. Don''t know which permit liveaboards.
http://www.cruisingguide.com/scgamarinas.html

As to hurricanes...google hugo in 1989 which totally trashed Charleston.

Best...BigGB
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