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10-06-2013 11:19 PM
Re: New to the scene!

this is so goofy already, but I will chime in a little.

Why a sailboat when a Hatteras is sooo much beamier? I mean you get dual gensets and probably an enclosed flybridge and so much more!

I hope you have sailed and Im being a poop. I hope this isn't some goofy troll, but it probably is. If you are real and really considering this, why not go to your local marina and be rail meat for a day? go grind a little, I am sure there are caps who need it. if not, pm me, I have a boat.

while I commend your spirit, the whole 'I'm going to do xyz in 14' does not seem to resonate 'I've got a plan. I know how a boat works. I know how to rig a boat. I know how moorage works. I will support myself doing xyz.'

if you really want it, go vol for some beer can races. or vol anyway to figure it out. otherwise go buy a hat and rent a cap and you will be just as happy on the water.

Fair Winds,
10-06-2013 05:16 PM
Re: New to the scene!

It would be nice to hear back from the original poster on this.
10-03-2013 09:38 PM
Re: New to the scene!

Yes, and I forgot a big blue plastic tarp , two really big dogs and a squawking parrot . Just kidding .
10-03-2013 09:18 PM
Re: New to the scene!

Originally Posted by Markwesti View Post
There will be no duct tape !! HA HA ! Welcome aboard .
Hey, you can't own a boat without having a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40. That's standard equipment.
10-03-2013 09:09 PM
Re: New to the scene!

There will be no duct tape !! HA HA ! Welcome aboard .
10-03-2013 08:01 PM
Re: New to the scene!

Before anyone can give advice, we need a lot more info. What is your budget to buy a boat? Monthly expense budget for slip rent, insurance, maintainence?
You say you want to live on a sailboat, but you didn't say anything about actually going out to sail on it, so do you just want to live on it, occasional cruise around the harbor or cross oceans? What creature comforts do you require? Stand up headroom? Gas stove? Refrigerated ice box. Enclosed head with shower? Hot water? Air conditioning? Room for overnight guests?
help us out a little more.
10-03-2013 06:21 PM
Re: New to the scene!

Let me Bing that for you!
10-03-2013 06:09 PM
Re: New to the scene!

I am very hands on! I love fixing things and painting and duct tape! My main concern is the pricings of parts...
10-03-2013 07:49 AM
Re: New to the scene!

You are in college in San Diego, and about to live on a sailboat. If that isn't living, then I don't know what is!!
Are you handy? If doing your own maintenance and repairs, you will save a ton of money. Do you have a regular monthly income to cover expenses? Are you a minimalist? One of the most important questions is HOW MUCH BUDGET do you have to purchase, and how much do you plan to spend per month?
If you want to live at a marina, you can start here:

If you want to save money and live on the hook, then you will need a source of alternative energy like solar panels and extra batteries, unless you want to top off your batteries via the alternator on your motor every day. A/C and refrigeration will kill your energy budget.

Good luck, and enjoy every minute of your endeavor.
10-02-2013 10:17 PM
Re: New to the scene!

Welcome! This kind of question comes up quite frequently. Do some searching and read all the threads - most of the time people try to talk the OP out of the idea. Read all the reasons why, and take them to heart. We all love sailing, and many here live aboard, so the advice is offered with a great deal of concern for the new member, so be sure to read it carefully (yes, I repeated myself, but it's an important point). If, after reading a bunch of the posts, you still think living aboard is something you'd like to do, and if you can start establishing what your needs and budget are, post some questions and I'm sure you'll get LOTS of feedback.

I'm also not intending to stifle you or suggest that you shouldn't ask questions along the way. Ask away! But your generic request is likely to get the same kinds of responses as the others.
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