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Re: Talking Husband into Living on a Sailboat
Iím not a female, but I know a couple in a similar situation in that itís the lady who has ďover the hill itísĒ. They have sailed for many years on the Chesapeake, they raced, they cruised, raised kids. Then they retired early and moved aboard. They are very comfortable aboard, they love their boat, they love the life. But hubby doesnít like deep water and being out of sight of land and navigating inlets. She is patient and gently encouraging. Thatís all she can get so far.
Personally we are more traditional, I pushed hard, we lived aboard part time (all year round) then transitioned to full time cruising 6 months a year. Itís working but my Wife is sometimes pushed to her limit. She really enjoys living in small spaces, but doesnít have the ďover the hill itus,Ē.
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