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Hello all, I just moved aboard my 1973 Morgan O/I 33' on the first of July and loving every minute of it. Its been a 20 year long dream and finally have done it! Im learning a lot of new things living aboard. Training for a triathalon is one of them lol. I say that because of the 100 yard dash in the morning to get to the bathrooms, the mountain climbing at low tide up the ramps, the strong man training carrying everything down the docks to the boat. lol but i wouldnt trade it for the world. I have learned that there is always something to fix or take care of on a sailboat and cant wait to take her out for sea trials. I only wish i would have done this sooner. Also ive learned there are alot of females that love the romantic side of it but none that i have found yet want to travel long distance, maybe im just looking in the wrong places lol. Any one with any tips they want to throw in would be fine. Thank god for this site its helped me so much. Fair winds all
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If you like the 100 yd. dash now you will really love it in the winter.marc
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Hey, congrats and welcome to this great liveaboard life. With the sense of humor you show in this post, you're gonna do great


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Welcome and congrats. You are now one of the few that have simplified their lives and decided to test their comfort level. And don't sweat winter. We love being aboard in the winter. The marina is nice and quiet.

You will be amazed by the reaction you get from folks about your lifestyle. I was once called the most interesting man this woman had ever met...and yes I do occasionally drink Dos Equis!

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Congratulations. I will offer one more take on winter living aboard; it"s a sailboat... Saili south until it is warm enough for your comfort On the east coast hurricane season ends December 1.

Have fun and enjoy the adventure.

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Congratulations. Another superhero in the making! Plenty of Gals in my part of the world who love the sailing man!
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Welcome and congrats. You are now one of the few that have simplified their lives and decided to test their comfort level. And don't sweat winter. We love being aboard in the winter. The marina is nice and quiet.

You will be amazed by the reaction you get from folks about your lifestyle. I was once called the most interesting man this woman had ever met...and yes I do occasionally drink Dos Equis!
"If he patted you on the back, you'd put it on your resume."

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Congrats. You picked a great liveaboard boat.
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Thanks everyone, Now im trying to find a place south of me in California or maybe Baha to head to thats cheap to stay and and maybe find odd jobs. I know i used the word cheap and California in the same sentence when they dont go together. lol Does anyone have any thoughts as to a good place to winter on the pacific side? Or maybe a part time job even, I know electronics,mechanics,plumbing,maintenance a jack of all trades. Thank again.
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there are a handfull of cheap/free places here in San Diego. in my marina there is a shorthand of people to do the odds and ends jobs, im sure we aren't the odd balls
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