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01-25-2013 04:12 PM
SantoJorge
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

I lived at Shilshole for a year. At the time it was more due to the high cost of living in Seattle not because I thought it was cool. I liked it but it cost about the same as my half for my apartment with my girlfriend which obviously was more space and more comfortable for her. I prefer the simple liveaboard lifestyle but she doesn't. Compared to Seattle apartment and home costs it's doable for guy. I have lived aboard on Lake Superior as well and preferred it overall, more quiet and serene with far less yuppie boat owner types and more actual sailors. Shilshole like most big city marinas always reminded me of a floating trailer park but for rich people and with communal showers.
That said, I'll probably end up back on the Sound some day.
01-23-2013 03:58 PM
mandomexi
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

Thank you Nick. I look forward to being part of you community and possibly your nieghbor some day...Well not for another year at least.
01-21-2013 05:04 PM
guitarguy56
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

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Originally Posted by mandomexi View Post
Guitarguy56...Have you ever lived aboard your boat somewhere other than the puget sound. Would you live somewhere else of you could?
I'm actually from Savannah, Georgia up here temporary assignment to Boeing, I bought the sailboat out of boredom and decided to live aboard and give up the apartment... best thing I ever did... I have a home in Savannah with the wifey and kids (in college), so the idea was to get my 'sea legs' again by sailing up here (used to live here prior 18+ years ago and had a sailboat) during my stay... so far it's been great, the sailboat is top notch and when the assignment ends I'll trailer the boat to Savannah and hand it over to my son... in the mean time my wife and I have an eye out for a Benetau 321 or Jenneau 42/44... looking for a model in the 2005-2010 years... fairly new without much work with replacing parts and the boat would already have gotten the bugs out of her...

Right now the live aboard situation is going great... quiet, safe, low cost, simple life means I have more time on my hands to play guitar and the occasional piano when I come across one!

Nick
01-21-2013 02:21 PM
barefootnavigator
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

I've been living aboard and sailing here in the PNW for 3 years and would say there is a solid 9 months of great sailing. Having said that I'm headed to the tropics where winters are more like our summers here.
01-21-2013 09:18 AM
Alex W
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

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Originally Posted by mandomexi View Post
I've was born and raised in Seattle so I know what the weather is like there. How many poeple out there enjoy living aboard there? How is sailing the 9 months of the year its raining? I love the puget sound but I also want to liveaboard and cruise as much as I can. Any thoughts or comments?
It's not like it rains here every minute of the 9 rainy months. Yesterday's Goose Bumps race on Lake Union took place in bright sun, light winds, and mid 40s. It was great.

My slip mate at Shilshole went cruising every weekend of this fall up until mid December and seemed to be enjoying himself.

I do go sailing more often in the summer, but a lot of that comes down to the long days (it's easy to sail after work when you have twilight until 10pm), not only the warmer weather.

I'm not a live aboard, so I can't comment on doing that year round here. However I have enjoyed sailing year round here.
01-21-2013 07:50 AM
mandomexi
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

Guitarguy56...Have you ever lived aboard your boat somewhere other than the puget sound. Would you live somewhere else of you could?
01-20-2013 03:03 PM
guitarguy56
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

Hi... I'm contracting for Boeing here in Everett and a live aboard at the Everett Marina... great place albeit they are renovating the marina restrooms and showers at the moment... ... overall it's not a bad place and people are definitely friendly... lots of slips available and reasonable fees... I was renting an apartment till I bought the boat and just took the plunge and moved into the boat and got rid of the expensive apartment... wouldn't even look back again... love the freedom and my home goes where I go...
01-20-2013 10:51 AM
mandomexi
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

I've was born and raised in Seattle so I know what the weather is like there. How many poeple out there enjoy living aboard there? How is sailing the 9 months of the year its raining? I love the puget sound but I also want to liveaboard and cruise as much as I can. Any thoughts or comments?
01-13-2013 05:13 PM
Zabriskie
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

MKJ,

My wife and I are looking for liveaboard slips in the Seattle area. Have you been able to find any information on slips? Any tips that anyone has passed along? We are purchasing a 27' Catalina, and we will moor it at Shilshole until we find a liveaboard spot.

Zabriskie
07-24-2012 05:23 PM
naturgurl63
Re: Liveaboard in Seattle or Puget sound area?

There may be availability here on Lopez Island, part of the San Juans. The Islander Resort offers liveaboard, and it is in a nicely protected bay. Fisherman Bay is on the westside of the island and is very low key. Check it out. Good luck in finding your home.
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