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Old 10-07-2014, 19:42   #1
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I am about to give my 2 week notice at work, my lease is up the first. My girlfriend and i are having an estate sale and we're going to go live aboard. We are both excited and a little scared.
Anyway, my question is, what should we not sell? What will be worth transporting from Colorado to California (and a moderate size home to a approx. 30'sail boat? Other than my clothes. And not even all my clothes because i have way too many clothes. Lol
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For Southern California I think I'd really need
1. Pair of shorts
2. Second pair in case the first are dirty
3. Toothbrush

Sell the rest.

Really though- bring every tool you own.. some housewares, like pots and pans knives linens etc if the boat isn't already equipped.. But the whole idea is to travel light.
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Old 10-07-2014, 20:17   #3
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Re: 3 weeks...

Get rid of EVERYTHING. Clothes, pots, pans, tools, computer, television, cell phone.

Get a small storage unit. 5x5 or so. Use this to keep your tools, fancy clothes, heirloom knickknacks, and spare tire. I strongly recommend keeping as little as possible on the boat. It's not going to be 'All is Lost' or 'Apocalypse Sailboat Survival' so you don't need to prepare for this. Keep it as simple as possible and focus on your surrounding not your possessions. The less you have the happier you'll be.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-07-2014, 20:18   #4
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I'm a Plumber, for over 15 years. I'd need 2 boats, one just for my tools!
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Re: 3 weeks...

A 30' sail boat is a bit small for my tastes but when I was in my early twenties it would have been a mansion. But have you thought of perusing the light back packing forums and sites? It's amazing what has come out over the past 30 years, some of it works for smaller sail boats. Just a thought.
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I'm a Plumber, for over 15 years. I'd need 2 boats, one just for my tools!
Thought was just in the first few weeks you will have little projects that could take 10 mins with proper tools or 2 hours with improvised tools. After that by all means pare it down to the essentials.

Or get two boats. Couldn't hurt to have a spare.
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Throw everything you can't bear to part with into a trailer, including tools, and store them near the yacht in CA. You don't want to be traveling back to Colorado for anything, and this will make it convenient to sell things that you decide later are no longer required.

I'd keep the tools of trade, a plumber can make money anywhere.
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Re: 3 Weeks...

Somes clothing, toiletries, and galley utensils are essential. From your comment above, I guess you'll have some tools. Good luck,- keep us posted of your adventures!
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I am thinking just some clothes, pots n pans, cooking supplies, and some essential tools of my trade. What tools are most needed on a boat? Like i have a little 3 gal.compressor I'm thinking may be nice to have. The issue is we only have a mini van to travel in. I didn't really want to get a trailer, although it does have a roof Rack. Like SV said, the idea is to travel light.
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For Southern California I think I'd really need
1. Pair of shorts
2. Second pair in case the first are dirty
3. Toothbrush

Sell the rest.

Really though- bring every tool you own.. some housewares, like pots and pans knives linens etc if the boat isn't already equipped.. But the whole idea is to travel light.
Native SoCal boy says add:

4. Patience for fitting too many people in too little real estate
5. Heart medication when you find out the cost of some stuff
(albeit CO ain't far behind)
6. More regulation/laws/taxes/eye opening lib shizzit...

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Throw everything you can't bear to part with into a trailer, including tools, and store them near the yacht in CA. You don't want to be traveling back to Colorado for anything, and this will make it convenient to sell things that you decide later are no longer required.

I'd keep the tools of trade, a plumber can make money anywhere.
A small trailer is a great idea... Pare down as you find you don't need... a 5x5 storage will cost min $100/mo +

Where you headed in CA?
Friends there?
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Don't know where yet.my girlfriend has her father in rosamond. My brother lives in Phoenix and her sister is in Flagstaff. So we will probably start our journey in southern Cal.
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Don't know where yet.my girlfriend has her father in rosamond. My brother lives in Phoenix and her sister is in Flagstaff. So we will probably start our journey in southern Cal.
Ah... So no master plan yet... Out of the three cities mentioned, 2 feel like the surface of the sun about this time of year... None near the ocean...

If I were you, I would post some threads about reasonable liveaboard areas in SoCA... It ain't cheap, nor easily available in most areas... None available in my marina there, and would be bare minimum $750/mo for 30' if there was...
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Ah... So no master plan yet... Out of the three cities mentioned, 2 feel like the surface of the sun about this time of year... None near the ocean...

If I were you, I would post some threads about reasonable liveaboard areas in SoCA... It ain't cheap, nor easily available in most areas... None available in my marina there, and would be bare minimum $750/mo for 30' if there was...
I guess the closest to a master plan right now is to visit them on our way out to ca. Then off to the coast to go boat shopping as we work our way north. I've been looking at Marinas that are north. They seem you be a little more affordable.
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Since your getting in your car and driving, why not head east instead? Lots more sailing, anchoring, liveaboard, cruising, and boats for sale on the east coast. JMHO.

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