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Old 08-08-2011, 11:00   #16
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But an eyesore is an eyesore
Regardless...I have seen heated arguments between the owner of a cement barge with a Shanty-shack on it and the Harbor commission ensue it's way to the courts. Now that is costing us all money. A set rule of usage eliminates a great percentage of the dock dwellers vs. a liveaboard with a functional boat.
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I was 48 years old, suffering from a potentially life shortening health condition, and began to rearrange my priorities. Career, money, and social status, began to take on less importance, to be replaced with family, health, and living well, and fully. Although, i'm only just beginning a cruising life, it is allowing me to have a spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthier life.
could not have said it better, but one thing has not been mentioned, NO LAWNS OR LAWN MOWERS
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:24   #18
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Re: Why Did You Decide to Live Aboard ?

I was bribed.

Wonderblond was offered a job at Stanford University. I was reluctant to move from the school where I had been teaching. But Wonderblond knew that I'd always wanted to live aboard. So she said something along the lines of, "If we move, we can sell the house and buy a boat to live on."

Sheesh. The house was for sale the next day.
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could not have said it better, but one thing has not been mentioned, NO LAWNS OR LAWN MOWERS
I dunno, I see a few lawns growing on some of these boats around me... Do they make waterproof weedwhackers?
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Re: Why Did You Decide to Live Aboard ?

2 reasons: #1--- i had a boat, #2-- i had no money
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Old 10-08-2011, 16:24   #21
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hate moving when i lived on land--is a lot easier when residing on a boat.
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Old 10-08-2011, 16:38   #22
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waiting for the revolution to reach us,so i can persuade wonderbrunette to move back onboard,plus now have two other boats for each of kids.................
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could not have said it better, but one thing has not been mentioned, NO LAWNS OR LAWN MOWERS
One record that I am most proud of, and supported by living aboard,- I have not mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965!
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Re: Why Did You Decide to Live Aboard ?

I always wanted to liveaboard, but my parents talked me out of it way back when I was a teen. It took a while, but after getting side tracked for a bit, I did finally start living the life I wanted. Love being on the water, well perhaps not in a gale but below that I'm good.
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I was working in New York on a midnight shift (did that for 19 years )and had a one and half hour commute by train each way evry day. Then back in 1995 i stepped up to a 30 foot sailboat and as soon as the end of March rolled around I had the boat launched and sailed to New York living on board until the beginning of December when they closed down the marina. It saved me from commuting, I was only ten minutes from work and I had a waterfront view. It was a no brainer. Did that for six years. In those days I lived to work now I just work just enough to live and sail my boat to places where I want to drop the hook and hang out for a while.
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One record that I am most proud of, and supported by living aboard,- I have not mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965!
Amen! Sold the mower in 1998, and haven't looked back.
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So live aboards, what prompted you to take up the lifestyle?
Was it for the freedom of being able to sail whenever you wanted and taking your home with you? Was it for economic reasons? Was it just something you decided to try? .
All of the above, plus a bit of 'mid life crisis'!
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Came back from 3 weeks of sailing and wife asked who was picking me up.? Years ago I did it because I could now am doing it because I am couldn't mow the grass at the house anyway people kept stealing the lawn mower easier to pay the people who have my stolen mower to cut the grass.
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One record that I am most proud of, and supported by living aboard,- I have not mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965!
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Re: Why Did You Decide to Live Aboard ?

Got to the point where I could afford to... just.
Got to the point where I have a partner GF thingy that really wants to.

House is sold, so that is the main anchor up...
Business has a potential buyer asking good questions, so second anchor is close to breaking free...

We've moved from a water view, from a height, to a rental apartment right on the channel we will eventually be sailing to get into the lake we'll call home, so we feel like we are so much closer to being there.

Now we just have to find the boat. The short list means frequent flyer RTW tickets with stops in the Greek Islands, the Netherlands, New York, BVI, Florida, Annapolis, California... from memory.

Then, get the boat cruise ready, and make our way back to Oz, from wherever we happen to be.

Should be fun
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