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Old 10-06-2013, 17:57   #61
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..............................Yet back in the 60's and 70's people did it on small budgets and smaller boats. .................
Yes, that was the group we were among then, and it still works!
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Yes, that was the group we were among then, and it still works!
That's what I am talking about...

But I wonder if there are as many today?
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That's what I am talking about...

But I wonder if there are as many today?
I think it works today,..... I'm working it today, but I do not understand the demographics. When I bought my first liveaboard sailboat in 1971 most of those who were living on boats were my age. Now, more than forty years later, most of those who are living aboard are still my age! I've seen an increase in younger people over the last five years. Maybe there's the beginings of a new wave!
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I think it works today,..... I'm working it today, but I do not understand the demographics. When I bought my first liveaboard sailboat in 1971 most of those who were living on boats were my age. Now, more than forty years later, most of those who are living aboard are still my age! I've seen an increase in younger people over the last five years. Maybe there's the beginings of a new wave!

The people I know who live aboard, whether at anchor or in a marina, seem to mostly be in their 20's or 60's. I think it would be much harder to live aboard while building a career. Just exactly how do you get from anchor to work in a squall?

There's one couple here in their thirties, but they are in a marina, not on the hook, and mostly can telecommute.
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....................... Just exactly how do you get from anchor to work in a squall? .................
I agree with this as a difficulty. I've only known a couple of liveaboards who had regular shore jobs while they anchored out. I've lived in marinas with hundreds over the last forty years that drive their cars to work from the marina parking lot.
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There are some basic casts. Marriage between casts is strictly forbidden.

yachties - usually found in marinas. This group tends to have no concept for sustainable use of resources and tends to be very wasteful which leads to:

bottom feeders - the ones who get the boat and everything on it practically free from dumpsters, or swaps. May include actually diving in marinas and finding stuff

cruisers - The ones who spend most of the time at sea, or in remote places. Rarely seen.

seagulls - known for their use of british seagull outboards and many oil slicks they leave behind. Usually alcoholic and/or living on disfunctional vessel. a subcast of anchorouts.

untouchables - living in submarines you are very lucky to meet one.
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Re: Free Spirited Sailing Life

Ye olde Wharram sailing circa 1978
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Another Hans Klaar vid.

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Not quite marlinespike.

Rhombus, a sailing yacht around the world on Vimeo

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This thread was posted by me as i had concerns regarding visa issues etc. I have just this hour received a call from the Dept.Immi. that the minister has granted me permanent residency in Australia.
You Bloody Bewdy.
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This thread was posted by me as i had concerns regarding visa issues etc. I have just this hour received a call from the Dept.Immi. that the minister has granted me permanent residency in Australia.
You Bloody Bewdy.
Now you have to have an operation to get a quarter of your brain removed so that you are not too fast for the locals. Congratulations by the way, best move that I ever made coming here in '74.

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