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Week ends and summer holidays ( up to 1-2 months). 23 43.40%
Sabbatical year (1-2 years). 2 3.77%
Live aboard, circumnavigation, medium term experience (up to 5 years). 8 15.09%
Live aboard life, long term, possibly forever. 20 37.74%
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:17   #16
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Re: What Kind of Cruisers are You?

None of the options describe us correctly. We've been sailing for 45 years. Moved full time onto the boat (rented the house, got rid of the cars, gave up the slip) four months ago, currently cruising Southern California. We are committed to living on the boat for at least a year. Then we will see if we both want to continue longer and farther.
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:41   #17
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Re: What Kind of Cruisers are You?

Wanted to add a "More than holydays but less than one year" option but can't edit the post......
Anyway, it's impossible to have an option for each kind of user unless i make a 10 options poll. I'd say that who live on the boat can fit the "forever" option and who cruise/live for 4/6 months per year fit the short term option......at the end a few months time doesn't make a big difference.
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:43   #18
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None of the options describe us correctly. We've been sailing for 45 years. Moved full time onto the boat (rented the house, got rid of the cars, gave up the slip) four months ago, currently cruising Southern California. We are committed to living on the boat for at least a year. Then we will see if we both want to continue longer and farther.
Looks like "long term" in my book.....
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Old 22-04-2014, 09:57   #19
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We have lived aboard for 6 years now, go cruising on my days off and by next year untie for good, headed for the South Pacific. Living aboard to me is FREEDOM, ADVENTURE, EXPLORATION, and get to meet AWESOME PEOPLE all over the world
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Old 22-04-2014, 10:28   #20
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There can be something misleading in selecting the "Liveaboard. Life, Long Term, Possibly Forever". There are a large number of people who I know to be in this category, but the do no cruising at all!
When I was still working and had only one moth and a half of cruising time I had a very nice British couple in a long keel bluewater boat next to my berth in Lagos Marina. When I entered again at the end of vacations, after having made several thousands of miles, I used to ask them were they have been cruising...but after two years I stop asking because I understood that they never went anywhere.

In Greece I also found a lot of people living aboard but cruising very little.
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Re: What Kind of Cruisers are You?

When I lived in Florida, a friend of mine had his house on a sea canal, and was working a full time 60+ hour a week job. He would come home and start work doing all the fitting jobs he had to.
One night I was there and I said to him..."It floats, the engines work, the rudder works, and the heads will take a good size dump........ why not take it out, motor around a bit, and do what you have to do out there, sleep over night if you have to".
He did... and he would spend 4 nights a week on the boat about 5 miles from his house and from the jobsite he worked at....... his life became MUCH more relaxed and things still got done.
He still hasnt packed it all in and gone "cruising'...... but I bet he does a lot of miles up and down the coastal, and is enjoying water life to the full. I would say he is a cruiser.
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None of the above. 30 years seasonal (2months a year) fisherman. Pro coastal skipper up to 12 persons/12meters boat. Sailing on holidays (1-2 weeks a year). Occasional boatbuilder and designer, hopefully working with the last boat now and waiting my pension (7 more years) to sail away for good..
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Old 22-04-2014, 12:50   #23
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We have lived aboard for 6 years now, go cruising on my days off

I don't really feel that is "cruising". Thats living on the boat and going sailing once in a while. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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I don't really feel that is "cruising". Thats living on the boat and going sailing once in a while. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Really, well sailorboy, the thread is not asking you what you "think" cruising is. it is asking "What kind of cruisers are you?" so I just stated what kind of a cruiser I am, as with MOST people here that responded, they are not "full Time" cruisers either. eeesh I feel I'm back in high school, i guess now the thread is going to digress into chest beating about how many days a year you are cruising or not.
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Really, well sailorboy, the thread is not asking you what you "think" cruising is. it is asking "What kind of cruisers are you?" so I just stated what kind of a cruiser I am, as with MOST people here that responded, they are not "full Time" cruisers either. eeesh I feel I'm back in high school, i guess now the thread is going to digress into chest beating about how many days a year you are cruising or not.


Did you even bother to read the last line?

BTW - I voted on the poll and I'm NOT a cruiser. I a guy with a job who spends every weekend on his boat and actually sails it every chance I get including an odd mid week day and a week here and there where I go as far from my home port as I can and see things and make it back.
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Did you even bother to read the last line?

BTW - I voted on the poll and I'm NOT a cruiser. I a guy with a job who spends every weekend on his boat and actually sails it every chance I get including an odd mid week day and a week here and there where I go as far from my home port as I can and see things and make it back.

I was not stating my opinion here, just explaining what kind of cruising I do. but maybe I don't fit in because there is no category for me
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I was not stating my opinion here, just explaining what kind of cruising I do. but maybe I don't fit in because there is no category for me
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Re: What Kind of Cruisers are You?

Well I have been one of these at different stages of my life and may repeat the various types again, time permitting. All of the above would have been a good button.
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Definition of cruising;

1. To sail or travel about, as for pleasure or reconnaissance.
3. to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc

So... looks like, anyone who does the above is a cruiser

cruise - definition of cruise by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
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None of the above.

We cruise approximately 2/3 of the time.
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