Originally Posted by Polux
It is not a pissing contest but I believe that you associate long range cruising with what you do, that is long range cruising and living permanentely on a boat carrying all your personal belongings. Most that do long range cruising don't live permanently on a boat even most of the ones that circumnavigate have an house where they are going to return to, where are the most part of their belongings.
Unless one lives in a very zen way the personal belongings one is attached too and constitute part of his live memories are considerable as are very different the needs of storage
on a boat to carry all that or to live, even if for years on a boat, but having all personal objects stored at a home.
What seems to me is that you look at the storage
of a boat not regarding the stuff that is needed for long range cruising but regarding the stuff one needs to carry if one lives permanently on a boat. Those are two different situations.
Those are two different situations in what regards load. The ones that live permanently on a boat are a minority regarding the ones that do long range cruising. Doing long range cruising does not imply that they are always doing long range cruising while the ones that live permanently on a boat, live permanently on a boat.
Regarding Monohulls suited to do that in what regards storage space the best I know off is the Sense series. However on a situation like yours i would much prefer having a boat like the Azuree 46 adapted at the factory, transforming one of the back cabins on a true storage space/workshop than sailing on a boat like a Sense. Do you have noticed how fine are the Azuree bow and frontal sections?
We found that being very digital and having all our photos in digital form freed us from many of the trappings of the consumer way of life. It took us 6 years to kick the consumer lifestyle so that living aboard
full time was viable.
Our boat a Liberty 458 has 110 lockers, an office, chart table, workshop, 2 staterooms, 2 heads / showers and a spacious aft deck
. We haven't found a better cruising and liveaboard
Storage space is not an issue for the stuff important to cruising and being self sufficient. Not having to deal with the physical crap we collected over the years because we're digital has been life changing.
We've been living aboard
now for 15 months and loving it.
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