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3 Weeks Ago 04:28 PM
SloopJonB
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

You haven't really described your living situation very well - are you living alone, for free on the boat? Are you living on board with the owner (a couple), are you paying rent?

Those things change the dynamic a whole lot. If you are living alone and for free then I can see expecting you to do some work in return. If you are paying rent then not so much, unless it's only a token rent. If you are a couple then labour division is up to the two of you.
3 Weeks Ago 02:11 PM
deniseO30
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolfin68 View Post
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!
The friend is working the double standard. you both should inventory your skill sets and gravitate to that which each of you do best. Good chance you won't be on that boat much longer. Want and need really get confused in relationships, platonic or love.
3 Weeks Ago 01:56 PM
Scallywag2
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

If you rent a house you are required to cut the grass. Liveaboards equate this to cleaning the boat's bottom. I never heard of a renter having to paint the house. This might be equated to painting the hull or bottom? Maybe the owner wants you to leave.
3 Weeks 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!!
3 Weeks 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 Weeks 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!
06-14-2016 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.


06-14-2016 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 sailů

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.
06-14-2016 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
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