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Old 28-07-2016, 23:12   #1
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Old 29-07-2016, 01:18   #2
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Re: Thoughts on becoming a Liveaboard

A boring interview filled with cliches. I want to see the same guy a few weeks later in a somewhat isolated anchorage, wearing his not so clean white shirt all dirty with grease, sweat and oil, lying on the floor all contorted, fixing his "bloody" genset or engine in 33 degree C heat on a day like this. A much better prospective of what it's like to be a true liveaboard.
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Old 29-07-2016, 06:56   #3
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Old 29-07-2016, 07:07   #4
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Re: Thoughts on becoming a Liveaboard

I didn't watch the video, but live aboard and cruiser can be very different things.
I have neighbors at the Marina where I keep my boat that live aboard their boat, but have never moved their boat in the 2+ yrs I have been there, I mean never moved from the slip. Immediate neighbor on my port side is in a 45' Hatteras Sport fisherman, they talk about going fishing, I even hear the engines run every few months, but they have never left the slip yet.

Nothing wrong with that, just pointing out that living aboard and cruising are different things
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Nothing wrong with that, just pointing out that living aboard and cruising are different things
But does it matter if it is living aboard in a foreign place?
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Old 29-07-2016, 07:58   #6
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A boring interview filled with cliches. I want to see the same guy a few weeks later in a somewhat isolated anchorage, wearing his not so clean white shirt all dirty with grease, sweat and oil, lying on the floor all contorted, fixing his "bloody" genset or engine in 33 degree C heat on a day like this. A much better prospective of what it's like to be a true liveaboard.
WOW! Look at all that incredible Engine access?!!! And you SWEAT with that????
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Re: Thoughts on becoming a Liveaboard

@weavis

Why are these men all GROSSLY FAT, BALD and UNHEALTHY and wear the exact same watch on their left wrist? is this some sort of death cult?
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WOW! Look at all that incredible Engine access?!!! And you SWEAT with that????
It's 100 degrees F here in the boat, that's the genset access after I removed the companionway ladder, engine soundproofing panels and maple cabinetry. Still troubleshooting it today, the emergency shutoff fuse keeps melting. Have some new parts to be delivered here by Mrs. mac next week.

Not every day is a circus day here on the boat, I'm sure you understand. Sometimes it can be a grind.
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WOW! Look at all that incredible Engine access?!!! And you SWEAT with that????
Engine access? I though he was showing us a museum display.....
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WOW! Look at all that incredible Engine access?!!! And you SWEAT with that????
I was thinking the same, my generator is in the Lazarette, which means of course that if it's been running and once I get the cover off, I wish for a nice cool 100 F, but my engine is almost that accessible
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But does it matter if it is living aboard in a foreign place?
I don't know if any of it "matters" just the experience and requirements of Marina living and cruising are different is all, Marina living just means your house floats and its a short walk to the car.
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It's 100 degrees F here in the boat, that's the genset access
ahh. oops. and i was impressed with the foot step as a nice little stool to sit down. Hope your ngin as easy to work around.

100F gawd aweful
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