So we have been cruising for a year now mostly up and down the East Coast
in a large steel
converted shrimp boat and dealing with anchoring
, dragging, and maneuvering problems and missing our 3000 sq ft home in SF with its huge living room and French limestone bathrooms, etc. I'm wondering if Cleopatra wasn't on to something when she entertained Roman generals and Emperors on a barge, or so the story goes.
Now let's say you take a good old Louisiana self propelled jack up barge with twin 12/71s, a 6/71 genset, say 40 ft by 120 ft by 10 ft, with 10,000 gal fuel
and sewage tanks
, and two living levels,7 to 8 thousand feet of living space with a nice pilot house on top, you would be set up. With good sized bow and stern thrusters you could ease up to wherever you wanted and jack your self up, use your crane to set your dock
and support vessels, throw out a fishing
line and fire up the barbie. Name her Living Large or maybe Global Warmer.
Am I dreaming here? What would the water