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Old 23-02-2014, 22:08   #46
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Re: Small live-aboard for under $8,000

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I'd get a trailable up to 24' boat. A galvanized trailer and pull maintenance on the bearings. A reliable ob, 4 cycle. Believe it or not you can get bargains out there and with small boats you can make money when you sell and move up. The dreams are often more fun than the reality. Make an awning. Be terrified of falling off. If I fall off and drown it would be awful. I you fall off and drown it's awful time 60 or 70- years and all that goes with those years of living. NETFLIX "the Dove". 72 years and 11 sailboats later I still love/hate them.
I agree and disagree...For me, being on the ocean is one of the best things I have ever experienced. (Don't worry, this isn't a typical teenage "phase", I have loved the water, boating and fishing since I could walk..the funny part is that I'm the only one in my family who loves it this much, which makes this process difficult, especially since I don't have my drivers license yet...but I have my boaters license!! (: Anyway, the preparation is very fun, and boating is also extraordinary. But the best part for me is exploring new places and meeting new people. This is why I am transitioning to a sailboat, instead of a fishing boat. I have 14' fishing dinghy that I take more places than people with yachts!! (Farthest is 20 miles). a sailboat will allow me to 1.) spend the summers on board alone and with my best friend and 2.) make longer voyages that a fishing boat could not handle. This also explains why I had my mind set on a Flicka. I love the idea of traveling long distances on a tight budget.
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Old 23-02-2014, 23:27   #47
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Re: Small live-aboard for under $8,000

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I'd get a trailable up to 24' boat. A galvanized trailer and pull maintenance on the bearings. A reliable ob, 4 cycle. Believe it or not you can get bargains out there and with small boats you can make money when you sell and move up. The dreams are often more fun than the reality. Make an awning. Be terrified of falling off. If I fall off and drown it would be awful. I you fall off and drown it's awful time 60 or 70- years and all that goes with those years of living. NETFLIX "the Dove". 72 years and 11 sailboats later I still love/hate them.
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