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  1. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone. This is the first of many posts I hope to write to help understand the ins and outs of sailing. I am new to sailing. I have only been on one sailboat many years ago but have found a love for it here in Florida. Our goal is to live on a Bali Catamaran within the next 8 years...
  2. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    We've been living aboard for the last year and a half and we're frequently coming up with upgrades to create a nice environment to sail and live. I'm curious what upgrade (if something in particular) has increased your quality of life the most? For us, it's our upgraded solar panel array. We...
  3. Introduce Yourself
    I am new to this forum. :captain: My soon to be husband and I are wanting to purchase a boat to live aboard. I am more new to this than he is -- I have never spent a day on a boat, but we have his mother and step father to guide us as they live aboard one. He has spent lots of time aboard...
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hello cruisers. I have been sailing on & off for about 2 years straight, & am currently living in Woodside CA. I am looking for rental (liveaboard) options in the San Francisco Area. Does anyone have any ideas or insight on the best places to find a berth rental? I have had some extensive...
  5. Living Aboard
    About 8 months ago my wife and I took a sailing class. Today we are closing on a 43ft Hunter Legend. This afternoon we are paying the first months rent for our live aboard slip. Shortly after that, we will be putting in notice at my current apartment. We are trading life on land for a life on...
  6. Living Aboard
    Though I am looking to buy a 30’ sail boat in great condition to live on, until then I desire to rent and fully experience day to day lifestyle in Oahu harbor or marina. I’d like to live aboard a sail boat on a month-to-month basis (pay some or all slip fees), and possibly rent to own. I have...
  7. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    I've heard both positives and negatives about each harbor. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
  8. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello world! First post. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. My wife and I are tech professionals in SF and beginning to plan a liveaboard year at some point down the road (likely within the next couple of years). We're not in a rush to buy, but we are starting to do our homework. I've...
  9. Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, Just relocated to Vancouver Washington area and I am looking for a liveaboard cruiser. I have looked at a few boats with lines I like, but the real world isn't all about looks so, that being said: Ideally, I'm looking for a boat that's 27' or more. She should be: *rigged for solo...
  10. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi everyone, So I am starting a new thread in light of the closing of my last one "Watkins 27 Thoughts and advice". Unfortunately the Watkins I was looking at was scraped and I wasn't able to get her. On the bright side; I can now pursue a vessel that offers blue water sailing...
  11. Living Aboard
    I graduate culinary school in a year and that's the only reason I haven't made the move yet. I go to school in the city so living aboard is not an option at the moment. But after graduation I want to live aboard. My question is, are there any chefs who live aboard and what difficulties do you...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, my name is Christopher. I came across this forum as I have been reading up on sailing for the last couple of months. For someone who has yet to sail my own boat, I have to say..I'm already hooked! A friend bought me the book, "Sailing for Dummies, lol! I've never read one of those books, but...
  13. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Good evening ladies and gents, I've found a 1976 c&c mk II 29' sailboat for 5k. The interior is fairly nice and actually clean, which is unusual for that price range I've found. There's minor cosmetic wear and tear on the inside, but it does have some flaws. The diesel engine has a head crack...
  14. Living Aboard
    OK I'm taking the plunge. Finally after months of delays and Murphy's law, it looks like this next month I can get out of here! Looking for a place to DIY a new paint job, and misc repair while living on the boat, Preferably in the kemah area. Prefedrrably some place that does not charge an arm...
  15. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, My name is Chris and I am an unlimited tonnage marine engineer looking to live-aboard. I am starting my search for a 50-100' sailboat, in the need of some TLC. I want to be able to sail the east coast and beyond with my girlfriend, and one day small family. I have some sailing (far-40s...
  16. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello, My name is Chris and I am an unlimited tonnage marine engineer looking to live on something a little smaller. I am starting my search for a 50-100' sailboat, in the need of some TLC. I want to be able to sail the east coast and beyond with my girlfriend, and one day small family. I have...
  17. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am looking for the cheapest marina to park and live aboard in on the East or Gulf coast, I need 6 feet of water and prefer a warm climate. I was wondering about south of the Hurricane zone as well. Prefer below $400.00 month. I am trying to live off my SSD (Social Security Disability) of which...
  18. Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    Marina owns it and we are going over everything. new barrier coat, centerboard checked, Interior cleaned and oiled, teak decks checked and serviced...amazing joinery work below in the spacious salon. Aft cabin and huge forward cabin, separate shower stall. Boat is a great value for $60,000...
  19. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi everybody, My wife, dog, and I are new to this live aboard thing...and we really love it. As the temperature has dropped, we obviously are running into increased condensation and resulting mildew. I have been scouring the "information super highway" about condensation fixes. We live in NH...
  20. Living Aboard
    2nd post here. I got my first boat (1981 Cascade 27) in June and am now living on it. I love it. The boat sails well, is very sturdy, well outfitted and was meticulously maintained by the previous owner. But- Man did it stink. 1st, the previous owner died, and the holding tank was left full...
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