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Old 01-04-2016, 12:04   #46
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

Add a Transom scoop.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:50   #47
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If I had this problem, I would buy a couple of those 500 watt generators run by a few watts from a 9 volt battery from the recent c. April 1 posts and stick them in front of the bow rollers.
Alternatively, take the opportunity to increase the saloon size by cutting the boat laterally in the centre and inserting an extension?!
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Old 01-04-2016, 13:14   #48
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Vance, the marina lady already told you not to be worried about the few missing inches. Also you said you had a BBQ that you could hang over the stern. Measure the boat and you might find that you are already good enough. However, remember that they are going to inspect your boat. What I have experienced is that they want to see a boat that is good, clean, seaworthy, well maintained no surprises. For that reason I would avoid doing anything that looks temporary or (for lack of a better work) tacky. Your boat looks fine in the pictures. Shine it up, and have no loose gear on deck. A proper yacht and a proper attitude should find you the home you're looking for. Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2016, 13:18   #49
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

Get an iPad and a wifi connection and show the boat some "boat porn". Maybe it'll grow a wee bit for a while! Have the lady come and measure it then! Been done before.
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Old 01-04-2016, 13:18   #50
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Vance, the marina lady already told you not to be worried about the few missing inches. Also you said you had a BBQ that you could hang over the stern. Measure the boat and you might find that you are already good enough. However, remember that they are going to inspect your boat. What I have experienced is that they want to see a boat that is good, clean, seaworthy, well maintained no surprises. For that reason I would avoid doing anything that looks temporary or (for lack of a better work) tacky. Your boat looks fine in the pictures. Shine it up, and have no loose gear on deck. A proper yacht and a proper attitude should find you the home you're looking for. Good luck.
Thanks Scotty, I'm planning to do just that. She's a solid boat, just a bit faded in the glory area.
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Old 01-04-2016, 14:37   #51
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

Just pay for 35' and tell them its 35 and they probably wont care.
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Old 01-04-2016, 15:24   #52
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

I feel like documents are read, no actual measures being taken

If I had to measure, I would stick to the hull, no appendices being taken

:-) sorry.... maybe a smile works better
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

I's always hear that 13" would allow you to live anywhere. In reality, depending upon your plans the self steering sounds perfect. Even if your plans would provide no actual need, a non-functional one only partially installed, or even one properly jury rigged might do for the task at hand, and would allow time for a more complete assessment of, say, the swim platform. The bowsprit idea made me laugh aloud, particularly the retractable one!
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

My marina requires 35 feet as a live aboard. When I asked them why they said it is the cubic footage inside desirable for one person to live. I put my reaching pole out the bow 2 feet and that sufficed.
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How about you add one of these? Sort of a forward facing swim platform or kayak dock. I suppose you could attach a code zero to it - high cut.
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Old 01-04-2016, 20:33   #56
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I would think that telling them up-front that you want to pay 6 months in advance will make any length rules disappear.
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Yep, I found a marina that allows live aboard. However only if your boat is 35 feet long or more.

My 1977 Peterson 34, is actually 33.92 feet long. So 33 foot 11 inches roughly.

So, I could add a bowsprit, but do I need a bowsprit? I'm not sure, because I've never sailed the boat yet. After I get her re-rigged I might decide that's a good idea but,..??

Another option was a Swim Platform. Which I have a pretty good idea of how I could pull that off. But I hadn't planned on 13 or more inches.

Lastly would be some long dinghy davits. I do have a 12 foot Newport that I believe weighs in at 265lbs?


Is she sporting a reverse transom ? Adding the BBQ off the stern rail rail it looks, maybe, you've got about 13 inches to go.

The thing is,.. I'm trying to do this on the cheaper end. I want to move out to my boat after 2 years trying, but needed to find a legal slip.

So for two years, I've pored money into a Stove, Exhaust, Natures head, Garmin GPS, the dinghy and outboard. Then nearly $10K on slip fees and traveling back and forth to Colorado where I work.

Now I need to make the boat beautiful for an inspection at the live aboard marina, AND add 13 inches to live on her.

I sure do love her though!!

Is she sporting a reverse transom ? Moving the bbq to the stern rail and you'll have about 13 inches to go.
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Re: I need to add 13" to live aboard.

Outboard motor bracket, then store your outboard on it,,,,,,maybe $75 total
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