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View Poll Results: What length of boat are you living on/cruising full time?
Less than 30' LOA 11 7.53%
30-35' LOA 36 24.66%
36-40' LOA 31 21.23%
40-46' LOA 43 29.45%
47-55' LOA 16 10.96%
Greater than 55' LOA 9 6.16%
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Old 13-04-2008, 18:47   #31
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Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Boat: 1995 Beneteau Oceanis 281
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Living aboard a Tanzer 22 for four years now. OK, not full time. More like from 5:30-11:00 PM Monday to Friday and then all weekend long. But only from mid May to Mid October (Lake Superior has a lot of ice) That is what you were asking right?

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Old 13-04-2008, 20:17   #32
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Location: west of Chicago - brrrbrrrbrrrrrrr
Boat: Shell Swifty 14, & 24' Culler / Bolger cat ketch sharpie
Posts: 155
I'm looking at a shoal-draft or keel board for a 30 to 35' length, for the sounds of North Carolina and the ICW, when I retire in a few years. Am not decided on what yet, which is part of the reason to hang out on here. Wouldn't mind one of the working boat designs from the region.

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Old 14-04-2008, 01:43   #33
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Location: Part time C.L.O.D in Velcro Beach
Boat: Jeanneau, SO 42.1 "Far Niente"
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40' Jeanneau since December, 2007. Currently enjoying the Abaco's.
Wonderful lifestyle, great boat!
I wish I'd done this sooner!
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Old 14-04-2008, 09:33   #34
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Location: Auckland NZ
Boat: Stevens 47
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We just moved aboard our Stevens 47 after 9mnths of getting her ready to set sail. We intend on living aboard for 5-10 years or till we don't want to do it anymore. LOVE this boat!!....3 cabins...roomy....loads of enough to "get away" far so good!!
To incident I am prone...
Cast me out and watch me skip along.....
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Old 14-04-2008, 10:25   #35
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Location: North Palm Beach, Florida
Boat: Moody 46- NALANI
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46' moody. 3 cabins. have a bulb keel with a 5'3 draft. love the boat. living in a marina in palm beach and leaving on an extended cruise a year from now! can't wait.
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Old 16-04-2008, 18:45   #36

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Location: Carolinas and Bahamas
Boat: cal 29
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Living aboard an Ericson 27 now,stepped down from a Cal 29 to go electric.

No wife ,no kids ,no debt. But I do have plenty of beer.
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Old 16-04-2008, 20:01   #37
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living on our beautiful nonsuch 30, she's a sweety pie, best boat i've ever had.
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Old 27-04-2008, 20:58   #38
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Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
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65ft LOA Dutch built steel Motorsailor.

Bigger than I would normally have chosen for my girlfriend and I, but this tough go anywhere kind of vessel, gives me the kind of security I like for the Western Pacific and can easily be handled by 1
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Old 28-04-2008, 12:25   #39
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Location: Vancouver BC
Boat: Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
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Two of us live on a 31' Pacific Seacraft Mariah, before that we lived on a 27' sailboat, so this one seems like a palace!
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Old 28-04-2008, 12:44   #40
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Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: Fantasia 35 - s/v Feeling Good
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I have a Fantasia 35 that I bought new in '78. I've lived, cruised, and raised three kids aboard for 26 of those 30 years. Fantasia's are great boats for living and cruising. Lots of living space and storage. I'm currently doing a major refit that includes new fuel and water tanks, electrical, and electronic upgrades.
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Old 24-05-2008, 14:12   #41
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Size matters

Hi, I have lived for 30 months on my 30ft. Oday (swing Keel) and am having the time of my life. Left from Ft. Lauderdale March 2005 and have not had a night ashore (except when couldnt find the dingy on Green Turtle). I am solo so 30ft. is enough work and cost for the pleasure. Fair seas and light winds to you all. Peter
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Old 27-05-2008, 08:29   #42
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Location: St Marys City Md
Boat: Shannon 37 cutter
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Cruised Bahamas on a Shannon 28, sold house when I got back and lived aboard for another 3 years. Very comfortable, good headroom/stretchout room, and very easy to keep heated during Md winters. Have now moved up to Shannon 37 and plan to start cruising again next summer.
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Old 28-05-2008, 09:02   #43
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Location: La la Land
Boat: 37' Oyster Heritage
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She Who Must Be Obeyed and I did an Atlantic Circuit over two years in a 33' cruiser-racer. Good turn of speed, sailing upwind, the Contessa often thrashed other motor-sailing boats. Practical layout for a couple though the fo'c'sle became the equivalent of the cupboard under the stairs. Easy to find your boat in a crowded anchorage when she's the only one with a fractional rig with jumpers to boot!

Planning on heading off again next year in an 37' Oyster Heritage. The Oyster offers a fair bit more space and better weight carrying ability. One criteria was that the new boat had to be able to operate for a month unsupported and be able to cruise from the French canals to Alaska.
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Old 28-05-2008, 09:24   #44
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3 years on a 34' Irwin.
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Old 29-05-2008, 22:07   #45
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Location: SE AK/Eire/WA islands
Boat: Allegra 24/SV Maeve
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living on board

Just moved on an Islander 30. Spent 12 years on a Westsail 32. Love it.

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