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post #7 of Old 02-23-2006
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Location: I live in Richmond,Va.
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If you can do it ashore

then why wouldn't you be able to manage on a boat? No car expense, no major cooling or heating bills, and depending on whether you anchor, or stay in a marina, limited housing (rent) factor. My slip rental is $125 a month for my 33 foot Columbia and electric if I elected to live-a-board would probably run less than $50. Now, we're not talking a life of luxury, but $16,000 isn't going to buy you a home in Beverly Hills either. Depending on whether you cruise, or just drop anchor, you can work full or part time, (assuming you can work). To my way of thinking, you have a chance of a lifetime. The worst thing that could happen is that you'd have to sell the boat and move back ashore. Go for it.
Larry W.
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