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Old 23-09-2014, 06:33   #16
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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.
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Old 23-09-2014, 07:00   #17
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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.
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Old 23-09-2014, 07:38   #18
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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.


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Old 23-09-2014, 07:54   #19
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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.
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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.

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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.

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