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Old 17-08-2012, 07:42   #271
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So what would you call this long term liveaboard? .... Sailor trash maybe?

SERIOUSLY? Where on Earth did you find that?
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That qualifies as compulsive hoarding as the space cannot be used for its intended function. Sad, and hard to treat.
Bit hard to tell (from size of the photo) but there does seem to be some order to the arrangement. and given that not spread onto the pontoon (and also nothing that looks odd, like a rusty bicycle or a washing machine ) maybe it is a temporary thing - possibly to dry the boat out?
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Bit hard to tell (from size of the photo) but there does seem to be some order to the arrangement. and given that not spread onto the pontoon (and also nothing that looks odd, like a rusty bicycle or a washing machine ) maybe it is a temporary thing - possibly to dry the boat out?
Come to think of it, you're probably right.
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Old 17-08-2012, 11:38   #274
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Bit hard to tell (from size of the photo) but there does seem to be some order to the arrangement. and given that not spread onto the pontoon (and also nothing that looks odd, like a rusty bicycle or a washing machine ) maybe it is a temporary thing - possibly to dry the boat out?
No, he was just an old fella with a hoarding obsession. I think you spotted the shopping trolley, but he did have two bicycles under a tarp on the pontoon out of the photo frame. He rode past me a couple of times but he was not the conversational type.
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No, he was just an old fella with a hoarding obsession. I think you spotted the shopping trolley, but he did have two bicycles under a tarp on the pontoon out of the photo frame. He rode past me a couple of times but he was not the conversational type.
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No, he was just an old fella with a hoarding obsession. I think you spotted the shopping trolley, but he did have two bicycles under a tarp on the pontoon out of the photo frame. He rode past me a couple of times but he was not the conversational type.
Under those conditions a simple question like, "How's it going?" can be very difficult to answer I suspect.
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

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So what would you call this long term liveaboard? .... Sailor trash maybe?

I think he's one of my FB friends.
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So what would you call this long term liveaboard? .... Sailor trash maybe?

Do you suppose this could be why it's so hard to find a live-aboard slip.
Just say'en....Michael..
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Shoestring Sailors

what is shoestring sailor. one that would eat **** if he/she can get it for free.
"You eat pieces of **** for breakfast?"

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Sorry that's all I thought of
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what is shoestring sailor. one that would eat **** if he/she can get it for free. or take own food on boat for thre months cruising, becouse not to spend only single penny.
and then you are suprised why in foreign (even in your ovn) countries no one like to see you, let alone to do "business" with you.

if i ever come in situation to be "shoestring sailor" i would burn my bot and never set my foot on the beach again let alone in the boat.
What's with all the negativity? People are trying to discuss living on a budget here, and you made a point of trying to rain on their dreams? PFT.
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

$500 a month is a fortune to a shoestring sailor.
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Re: Shoestring Sailors (Cruising on $500 per month - part II)

Depends! How long is your shoestring.?
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$500 a month is a fortune to a shoestring sailor.
Turns out that most people who claim this don't include long term expenses.

Just maintaining a US passport works out to a dollar a month over ten years, now work out the things on the vessel that actually see use.

Several have shown how they squeak in around $500 a month, but I have yet to see a plausible budget significantly under.
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I'm only speaking from my experience of course, and yours may be different, but I just haven't seen many places where you can anchor out for any length of time and have access to public transportation. Public transportation usually implies a populated area and most of them don't like you anchoring out nearby.

In the UK I know of many places where you can moor for free, ok its usually pretty far up the river and usually dries out but I know of places really quite close to civilisation (5 to 10 mins walk to the shops) some in quite nice areas.
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What's the secret to keeping fresh vegetables fresh on long voyages?
Not to refridgerate and to pick over daily with lettuce etc don't cut it but take the leaves from the outside working in.
Voyaging On A Small Income by Annie Hill is a must read for anyone considering cruising on a small budget, it is written by Annie who has sailed across the Atlantic with her husband many times (at least 9) and has gone up as far as the artic circle, visited Spain, the Balerics, Greenland, Bermuda, Cuba, Venezuela to name just a few and mostly in a 34' plywood junk rigged schooner they built themselves. One chapter is called How to Eat Like A King When You Haven't Got A Bean. There are useful appendices including (a1)how to store food, (a2) how to store fruit, (a3) how to store vegetables this runs to 14 pages and covers most of the fruit and veg I have heard of and many I haven't.
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