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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,400
Posted By MarkN
I do want to offer a different position on this -...

I do want to offer a different position on this - many boat owners who rarely use their boats do consider opportunities to have someone stay aboard to maintain the boat. Some even allow this for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 8,594
Posted By MarkN
You're not crazy. Well... you are a bit. But...

You're not crazy. Well... you are a bit. But this is the lifestyle that so many of us love and would support to the bitter end.

My advice is to make sure that everyone is on board (pun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,423
Posted By MarkN
I am very fond of my Dickenson furnace - much...

I am very fond of my Dickenson furnace - much cheaper than any central heating system and toasty warm. I've had propane but now use diesel - super warm - and we added a valve interface so I can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,452
Posted By MarkN
I have tried to cover many of your general...

I have tried to cover many of your general (non-geographic) issues in a series of free videos available through YouTube. The link is:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself....
Forum: Living Aboard   11-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,851
Posted By MarkN
This is a big deal!

Letting the pipes freeze in a cabin is probably nothing I would do as the ice can expand and bust a pipe - and you wouldn't find out until the pipe thawed. But in a boat, this stuff is much more...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-13-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,567
Posted By MarkN
The shrink wrap certainly does close things i a...

The shrink wrap certainly does close things i a bit. But it is placed over a frame and for liveaboards is typically fairly transparent. During the day it works like a big greenhouse and I have sat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 14,904
Posted By MarkN
If i remember, the '80 pearson has a narrow 10'...

If i remember, the '80 pearson has a narrow 10' beam and the hunter a 12' beam that is carried farther forward and aft. That's a whole lot of comfort. I lived aboard a hunter for many years and...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-11-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 9,567
Posted By MarkN
Before I moved to LA, I enjoyed the Boston...

Before I moved to LA, I enjoyed the Boston liveaboard experience. For the winter liveaboards there was a tremendous amount of time preparing for winter. Practically every liveaboard would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-11-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By MarkN
Cruising and Voting

For the US crowd, I am helping a reporter who is working on an article on voting rights and issues for RV'ers and liveaboard cruisers, particularly those that do not have an actual...
Forum: Chartering   01-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By MarkN
I think of the tax code and corporate issues as...

I think of the tax code and corporate issues as straight forward and an accountant will easily identify these issues for you if you'd like. i think that this is a fine idea and i know, just from the...
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