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|09-09-2012 01:27 AM|
Re: New Liveaboard
Great suggestions that I will use and I'm retired Navy.
Have recently learned to check what the Marina's Liveaboard policies are. Learned a couple weeks ago that one of the marina's in Kemah, TX require the boat to be 40' or longer. Too long, as far as I am concerned, for a single person to crew!
|09-04-2012 03:11 PM|
Re: New Liveaboard
Hey so I really want to liveaboard in Newport or anywhere in OC really! I don't own a boat but I'm wondering where to find a list of rentals available if there are any. I know how to sail and take care of a boat just dont own one. I know that people do rent them out cause a bunch of my friends rent boats in marina del Rey. Just need some help contacting those people. If anyone has any info it would be much appreciated! Thanks
|04-28-2010 02:17 PM|
Originally Posted by OceanMom View Post
|04-28-2010 01:03 PM|
It doesn't matter. It's still good info and a topic of interest.
Thanks Eryka (Except for the bathroom noises part. TMI)
|04-28-2010 12:58 PM|
OceanMom's post is fourteen months old, and I don't know if she even is an active member at this point, as that was her one and only post... thread was revived by CaliforniaPilot...
|04-28-2010 10:58 AM|
Originally Posted by OceanMom View Post
1. You can't possibly "weed through" your possessions and subtract enough things that the remainder will fit. Instead, you have to start from scratch and figure out what you can't do without. In practice, now while you're still on land: (for example) take every single thing out of your kitchen. Put it in the basement. Now go about your life. Whenever you need an item for cooking, go down to the basement and get it (only one thing per trip) and put it back into the kitchen. Sooner or later will come a moment when instead of going to the basement for the automated-apple-peeling-gizmo, you will just improvise with a knife that is already upstairs ... congratulations, you've begun identifying what you can't do without. Repeat the process in other areas of your life.
2. Figure out what makes you feel like you're camping out, and fix that, or your life afloat will be frustrating and short-lived. For me, going to the marina head to take showers and walking back with wet hair was a deal-breaker, so we made sure our boat included a shower with hand-held sprayer and hot water.
3. Now while you're on land (if you haven't already) transfer your music CDs to an iPod and your cookbooks to computer files and scan your photo albums. You just don't have the space for this stuff, and the moisture/mold will get 'em anyway.
4. I like Capt Force's suggestion about everyone having their own space. You also have to give each other mental space, because sometimes you won't have enough physical space. No shoulder surfing. You may overhear someone's phone conversation - pretend you didn't, no comments unless invited. (Ditto for bathroom noises!)
5. Think about hobbies, this is another part of 'camping out' if you can't do your favorite recreation. Pool tables and model trains aren't going to work on a boat for obvious reasons.
We'll have more thoughts for you as you move aboard, wouldn't want to overwhelm you yet. Welcome to the life, and thanx for your service.
|04-28-2010 09:12 AM|
The idea of living aboard someone else's boat has arisen previously...and been shot down almost completely. Boats, even small ones, are fairly expensive and letting a stranger liveaboard it is taking a huge risk, financially and emotionally, since most people care about their boats.
There is no upside for someone to let you live aboard their boat generally speaking and a lot of downsides to it.
BTW, you'd be better off starting a thread in the LEARN TO SAIL Forum about where to take classes in the Long Beach area. Also, recommend you read the POST in my signature, as it tells you how to start a new thread and all that.
Originally Posted by californiapilot View Post
|04-28-2010 08:56 AM|
I am a retired Coastie living aboard at SunRoad Marina. They have a great facility (pool, deli, party area, exercise room) and have always been very good to me. 619-574-0736.
You might also try the Navy morale marina at Fisherman's Cove just southof Coronado. It's an older marina, but they allow liveaboards and give active duty the highest preference. I do their Beer Can racing series and they are a great group. Curt Snyder runs the show and he can be reached at 619-522-8680.
One of the many good brokers is Ian Van Tuyl, office 619-291-6313 / cell 619-507-4416. I bought my Jeanneau on the east coast and I have no business interests with him, but he has always given me excellent advice.
You will love San Diego! Good luck!
|04-27-2010 11:56 AM|
Liveaboard in Long Beach
I have been extremely interested in learning about sailing and living on a boat for the last couple years. I saw a post about you having a boat in Long Beach. Are you or anyone you know considering letting anyone live aboard your boat? I'm not sure how that works, and I really don't know anyone to talk to. Completely separate, I also don't know where to go to take a class on sailing. I have my private pilot certificate and I really enjoy that, but I am looking forward to the slower pace of sailing.
|02-21-2009 04:15 AM|
If you are in San Diego now and are really looking for a boat broker who cares, try talking to: email@example.com
I bought my boat through Ron and his team, they're wonderful people to deal with and really take time to make sure you get what you want.
Normal disclaimer: I have no commercial interest in Ron or his brokerage, just got terrific service from them.
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