Join Date: May 2008
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BJ, great post. What a wealth of opinions and insight it has spawned. As a kid, one of my best friends lived aboard a 36' catamaran in Marina Del Rey. I spent a lot of time on that boat and with that community of live-aboards. They were there for far more reasons than just two!
A nicer, more tight-knit group I have never met. I often wonder if I will end up living aboard some day. My Catalina 36 would work admirably if pressed into service that way. Like Chiro, I too have aquired more than I need and I am slowly divesting myself of the non-essential items (extra cars, vacation homes, etc.).
What I really long for is to be aboard my boat. I dream of it most of my waking hours. Being happily married, there are others to consider. When my two sons leave the nest I can begin to start spending a night here and there on the boat, slowly increasing the number. Who knows, maybe my wife will like the idea.
I love this thread, as it has gotten me dreaming about it again.
Good luck to all of you, Bill
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."