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05-28-2014 12:55 PM
Andrew65
Re: Who''''s living on what??

Mike,

Your question is a good one, but a realitive one. You, however, have come to the right forum. There is a lot of good info. Pick and chose wisely.

Relaitive to the area you live in...Relative to the luxuries you still want to keep, price of dock space, electicity, style of boat you want to live aboard, eating habits (fancy restaurants or mac and cheese)...etc etc etc....

Make the car the last thing to go if you get rid of it. Taking the bus sucks and friends tire of getting phone calls from you looking for a lift or needing to transport stuff. Bikes will only take you just so far carrying stuff.

Sit down one evening and take a really hard think about what you want, need, and/or can live without to do it. This is just for starters...then spread it ALL out on the dock and take a look again...then have a yard sale to make new friends at the dock.

Andrew

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Originally Posted by 427Cobra View Post
Hello, I''m happy to found this forum. I''m also considering a live aboard boat. First plan is to streamline living cost. Do most people keep any cars stored, at a dock or just sell it all?

Any idea of average cost per month to survive? (Food, fuel, etc?)

Thanks,

Mike
05-28-2014 04:17 AM
chall03
Re: Who''''s living on what??

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Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
you guys live on a 38 inch boat? how's that work?


hmmm after reading more posts, it seems a lot of folks make the same error. ' means feet and " means inches. kind of reminds me of that movie, "this is spinal tap". the band comes up with this stage design for a 24 foot stone henge and want elves dancing around it. they make a mistake and write 24" instead of 24', on the napkin picture, so what they get is elves dancing around a 2 foot tall stone henge that they tower over. funny movie.
Some of us are just from forward thinking places that abandoned imperial decades ago.
05-28-2014 04:17 AM
AlanF
Re: Who''s living on what??

Those are actually 2 separate single quotes. Damn speeding powerboaters screw up my ttyping all the time, too. ;-)
05-28-2014 01:16 AM
Capt Len
Re: Who''s living on what??

How much is that in cubits ?
05-28-2014 12:35 AM
captain jack
Re: Who''''s living on what??

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Originally Posted by semperfisailor View Post
Hi...

My wife and I live on a 38'' Shannon in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. We are in to our second year; made it through our first winter without too much problems. We have one and half years before we begin cruising. If you have particular questions, please feel free to e-mail us.

Tom/Renee
you guys live on a 38 inch boat? how's that work?


hmmm after reading more posts, it seems a lot of folks make the same error. ' means feet and " means inches. kind of reminds me of that movie, "this is spinal tap". the band comes up with this stage design for a 24 foot stone henge and want elves dancing around it. they make a mistake and write 24" instead of 24', on the napkin picture, so what they get is elves dancing around a 2 foot tall stone henge that they tower over. funny movie.
10-01-2013 08:31 PM
eSailor
Re: Who''s living on what??

10-01-2013 02:26 PM
Gboat
Re: Who''s living on what??

I currently live on a 27 Tartan in the summer in woods hole Cape Cod Ma. Sailing to the keys in 3 week.
09-17-2013 11:14 AM
Andrew65
Re: Who''s living on what??

Hey All, I gladly live on a Randøyskjøte 29 gaffrig cutter. There will never be another way for sure. 6 months out of the year, I`m on a bouy and the other 6 are at a dock for the winter for access to electicity. It`s norwegian and very similiar to the Pardey`s Lyle Hess designed boat. I also agree with others here about simplification. You adapt real quick with what you have either it be a little or a lot, so keep it simplified. Keep your basic needs in focus and the rest is just taking up space.
08-16-2013 11:42 AM
tadavidson I have lived aboard a Catalina 27 on a mooring ball, a Columbia 29 in a Marina and now on my O'Day 32 (all sailboats ), the last 2 alone. Love the life, the community and may never go back to land.: -)
/Tania
07-25-2013 10:15 AM
vwhead77
Re: Who''s living on what??

Just bought a 22' Catalina with trailer. I am a little leary as to how much room my GF and I will have (we do plan on living aboard 75% of the time) BUT I am 53 yrs.old with an injured left wrist so I feel comfortable that i will be able to set-up and sail a boat this size for many years to come. I realize that we will have to do without many 'things' in order to make room. We have talked about catching a hotel at select ports on occasion just to get a bit more free movement so I am not too worried about getting 'cramped' for very long. Plus, the fact that our boat, "Elskede", is trailer-able so we can always change different locations across America. Wish us luck. Happy Sailling
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