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Old 01-07-2016, 06:20   #16
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I think the issue is pure liveaboard is like pure living in a house...it gets boring pretty quickly.


We often do a month or two at the same location but tend to stop posting because there isn't much to talk about.


The exception seems to be people preparing to cruise but then it's really still about cruising just the preparation for cruising.
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What is it like in the winter? Icy docks, gray skies, too much wind, not enough wind..raining out..too tired to want to move.
I really should point out that winter sucks if you are in an area where the temps get cold. We just have one of those little electric heaters, so it's hard to get the boat warm when the water temps are low. And, the most annoying part is condensation/mold/mildew issues. If cooking with propane at the galley, it really adds to the moisture inside the boat if you are closed up trying to stay warm. Picture laying in the v-berth trying to sleep as droplets fall in your face from the hatch above.

We'll never spend another winter north of Miami. Sorry that my posts don't actually help you with the blogs you are looking for....but hopefully I've helped you get the real feel for living aboard. I agree with others here. Living on a boat at a marina is no different that living in a house or apartment....except not as comfortable. I'd sell the boat if we weren't ever going places on it.

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I have followed Susan on s/vAmbrosia Orbis Non Sufficit. She struggles with cold weather, pets and living on a boat in a marina. My blog was more about a year leave of absence from the corporate life, which we did more sailing and less marina time. MokaKat Sailing. I hope to be out there in a couple more years!
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..I have followed Susan on s/vAmbrosia..
I used to read that one a year or so ago..but, it seemed to take more of a depressing tone after awhile..complaints about money, work, life, men, etc. Almost seemed very "defeatist". With no real intention to sail the boat at all..even locally. So, I stopped reading it for the most part, but check back once in a while to see if she ever got things in order. Most recently she seems to have stopped pretending that she cares about sailing and stopped writing any entries at all.
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I really should point out that winter sucks if you are in an area where the temps get cold. We just have one of those little electric heaters, so it's hard to get the boat warm when the water temps are low. And, the most annoying part is condensation/mold/mildew issues. If cooking with propane at the galley, it really adds to the moisture inside the boat if you are closed up trying to stay warm. Picture laying in the v-berth trying to sleep as droplets fall in your face from the hatch above.



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there is a solution for that. insulate your boat. there are different ways for doing that. google will turn up some good ideas. i chose to use armaflex. it's easy to apply, waterproof, mildew resistant...great stuff....but it is kind of expensive. i got mine for free because i used to work at a place that uses it and am still friends with someone that works there. they use it to cover work tables with, as well as in their products, so they have a good deal of nice 4'X8' scraps left over.

anyway, if i couldn't get it for free, i'd fork over the money to buy it. it's worth it. boat's nice and toasty all winter, no dripping water or mildew, and cooler in the summer.

you will find that the google search will turn up some less expensive options. (still, if you can come up with the money, i'd recommend the 1/2" armaflex)

i used a 3m spray adhesive i got at home depot instead of the glue that armaflex made for their product. it's a lot cheaper and it's worked just fine.

the other thing is to make sure there is good airflow below decks and you need to have some exchange of fresh air from outside and old air from inside.
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