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1 Hour Ago 03:48 AM
Dolfin68
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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
If you're living aboard someone else boat, they pretty much get to set the deal. Your choice is to find another boat to live aboard.
Thank you so much for replying! I really appreciate it!!
1 Hour Ago 03:30 AM
Minnewaska
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

If you're living aboard someone else boat, they pretty much get to set the deal. Your choice is to find another boat to live aboard.
3 Hours Ago 01:37 AM
Dolfin68
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Hi! I am a women and am living on a friend's boat and eventually want to buy my own boat to liveaboard. I know of a least 2 women at the Marina I am at in Redondo Beach that have their own boats and are liveaboards.
I have a question. What do you think of me as the non-owner having to take care of the maintenance of the hull and propeller? MY friend believes it is my responsibility and I think it is his. Please I need some input.
Thanks!
1 Week Ago 10:46 AM
Shockwave
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

My wife picked out the current boat and her name is on the title. She sails it, docks it, maintains it, does all rigging work at the dock or underway. She is a competent sailor, racing dinghy's and big boats and cruising since she was 5. Here she is doing rigging work on her current boat.


1 Week Ago 10:10 AM
guitarguy56
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Originally Posted by Lauren Schmitt View Post
Unfortunately I do not own my own boat at the minute but charter instead when I have spare time. Would love a Beneteau some day!
'Come sail away with me...' Styx...

'm sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
'Cause I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on

I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad, I think of childhood friends
And the dreams we had, we lived happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on the pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said
They said, "Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail…

Honestly you can get a sailboat these days almost for nothing... the biggest issue is the cost to keep one in the water, ie. slip fees, insurance, upkeep, ... you've heard this story before.

I'm dreaming of a catamaran too... but not for long I hope.
1 Week Ago 09:45 AM
Lauren Schmitt
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Unfortunately I do not own my own boat at the minute but charter instead when I have spare time. Would love a Beneteau some day!
03-14-2016 03:32 PM
ScottUK
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Owning your own boat is the best way to remain a competent sailor, unless you have a club available or you are a professional instructor/skipper.
I don't think this is entirely true, I know a few international racers who have never owned a boat. Though I have now owned a few boats, my education was through racing other people's boats along with deliveries and cruising. I spent a number of years doing this and spent 70-90 days out on the water annually. I think getting out on the water is the best way to remain competent regardless of owning boat
03-14-2016 12:58 PM
Minnewaska
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Originally Posted by iamregina View Post
Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
There are two opposing forces.

First, if you don't sail frequently, you'll never really improve. In fact, one could retrograde. Owning your own boat is the best way to remain a competent sailor, unless you have a club available or you are a professional instructor/skipper.

On the other hand, owning comes with a ton of time and financial responsibility. There is no other way about it. You are either good with that, or you're not.

I just spent the better part of this past weekend, starting the process of recommissioning for the Spring. It was hard work, I went to bed sore and exhausted both Sat and Sun night. Loved every minute of it.
03-14-2016 11:21 AM
Donna_F
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Originally Posted by iamregina View Post
Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
There are many options for non-boat owners. Before I bought my first boat, which was a 22-foot trailer boat, I joined a local small boat club to 1) find out if I really liked sailing and 2) have the opportunity to be crew on other people's boats. For $40 a year it was a small investment.

Even on small boats you really get a feel while being crew of the maintenance involved, various costs, responsibilities, etc. The cost of a larger boat can be a lot (depending on the size boat and your definition of "a lot").

I would say there's no need to jump into boat ownership especially if both partners are not fully on board with the idea. In my case I owned my first boat before I met my partner so it was "take me, take my boat, too."
03-14-2016 11:02 AM
iamregina
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
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