SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

Thread: live aboard in Kaneohe? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
09-18-2011 01:25 PM
live aboard Kaneohe

Thanks Oklahoma, I have since found out that the authorities have nipped that in the bud and are actually making it extremely expensive to live or own a boat in Hawaii. I have also seen that a large percentage of cruising boats avoid Hawaii altogether due to the expensive slipping fees and attitude from the state regarding cruisers and sailors generally....I could go on but am embarrassed to.
My cruising days ended here in Hawaii, and when I went south they started again They are a beautiful group of islands which were discovered by sailing and canoing folk in the beginning, but that fact has been long forgotten....
09-18-2011 11:45 AM
oklahoma sailor I spent 3 years in Hawaii way back in the 60's thanks to the Navy. 1 1/2 years on Oahau at Kaneohe bay Marine air base and later 1 1/2 years on Kauai, Barking Sands. I've been back a couple of times the last few years and it is like coming home. Being from Oklahoma I'm a long way from the ocean but it does draw a person back to the primordial soup.

I hope you find something that will allow you to stay, it is paradise.
09-16-2011 02:40 AM
mainmast Thank you Wandering Star and Wandering aimlessly (are you guys family? I know things change a lot in twenty years and I would be very surprised if one were allowed to anchor and live aboard behind Coconut island in Kaneohe bay like one could back then. It's just that things are becoming quite scary where I live in terms of earning money and paying rent and slip fees etc. I have been contemplating moving back on board and going completely simple like I was back then. I was happy and healthy... and always had enough for the next meal, the next haul out, that little treat for $50 ... I also lived like this on Lanai, in the Manele boat harbor, and it was idyllic...those were the days. My boat is called Deja vu, and for good reason!
09-15-2011 10:13 PM
PBzeer Haven't been there since the nineties either (my brother lived in Kailui, but don't recall any marinas there. Have you considered the Big Island?

Welcome aboard.
09-15-2011 10:02 PM
WanderingStar Can't help, never been out there. I hope you continue to post, your travels sound interesting. Welcome aboard.
09-15-2011 04:11 PM
live aboard in Kaneohe?

Hi, this is my first time on Sailnet. I am a South African who built a sailboat there and have sailed extensively around most of the caribbean , Pacific and parts of the Atlantic etc. I currently live on Kauai but am finding it very difficult to find work and want to know if there is a place still to live aboard in Kaneohe bay, where I did live for a year before in the early nineties??? anybody help??

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome