Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-09-2014, 05:33   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 11
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

I agree, I am going to get a boat anyway. May lose the wife, may be a good trade.

txjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2014, 06:00   #17
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Living aboard & cruising since 1972
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,043
Images: 1
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

Having a responsible person living on your boat with one payment instead of the payments for the slip and the apartment sounds economical. Living on the boat can be less of a distraction from educational endeavors than campus housing. Pump out can be minimal by location,- my boat is currently only 35 steps from the bath house! I have been to marinas without wifi, but most do.

Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2014, 06:38   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wilbur By The Sea, FL
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 639
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

The key is finding a good marina and a good boat. Go marina and boat shopping. Active Captain is a decent source for marina reviews.

We always use the marina showers and such if we have the option and try to keep the boat in a condition we could cast off in 5 minutes and go 300 miles with no worries, (fresh water and fuel full and holding tanks empty) you never know when you will have to make a run for it.

The Garbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2014, 06:54   #19

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,132
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

I think it's a great idea. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the slip prices in the area compared to other places. And places like Waterford, Watergate, etc. - are really nice with perfect amenities for living aboard.

And the v-berth is the perfect shape for the keg.
smackdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2014, 07:00   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gibraltar waiting for the Schengen clock, headed to the Med this fall
Boat: Amazon 49 cutter, custom steel boat built in Surrey, Canada
Posts: 283
Images: 1
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

We live aboard in Seabrook, at Seabrook Marina. A 50 foot slip costs us $450 a month plus $75 per month liveaboard fee. This includes a wifi connection that, frankly, will not meet the needs of a college student. Electricity depends on the time of the year and how much the air conditioner runs. I would expect your costs to be less since you have a 40 foot boat.

Bathhouses and toilets are ashore and supply never-ending showers.

There are a lot of marinas on Clear Lake and most allow liveaboards. Many, like Seabrook, will tack on monthly fee to live aboard. In this area it will not be 50%, as someone else suggested. I would think you will be able to find something for less than $400, including the live aboard fee, with no problem.

Any other cautions or objections by other posters is strictly a matter of discussions between you and your son, your trust in him, and his maturity level.


steve77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2014, 07:40   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Boat: C&C Newport 41
Posts: 586
Re: Advice On College Son Living On Sailboat

if you really look at the numbers... the only reason this is more expensive is because of the cost of the extra prophylactics.

dude is sure to get laid a bazillion times cuz... what is more ballah than living on a boat?!

i wish my son would move on the boat but he thought a 51' formosa was tiny where as i was organizing a square dance in that formosa.


ssanzone is offline   Reply With Quote

sail, sailboat

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
College, Seeking Advice; Considering Macgregor 26S Manson_Brigg Boat Ownership & Making a Living 8 04-11-2013 17:19
NYC Living/Broke college student solutions Lauren.s Liveaboard's Forum 2 08-08-2012 15:05
Son of a Son of Sailor spencer311 Meets & Greets 1 29-06-2010 15:28
Our son just got accepted to Florida State!! starfish62 Off Topic Forum 37 24-03-2009 08:02

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:12.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.