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Old 18-09-2011, 12:45   #16
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Re: Are Liveaboards stupid?

Lots of people live aboard because it's a cheap way of living.
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:48   #17
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Nostronose - yup...stupid...very very stupid...living in an unnatural environment for land mammals, surrounded by water you cannot drink, polluted by god knows what carcinogens, surrounded by drunk naybours and dock crime, in a cramped cold upside down house not designed quite to the likes of square edged people that constantly needs $$$$$ in upkeep because of the weather and stuff.

Yup...very dumb...so...ummm...soo...why not sell me that boaty of yours? that um...crayfish, or muscle or oyster or whatever you call it? I'll give ya $10k FOR IT just because I CARE about your well being! SaltyMonkey!!!!

YAY!
You just got to love this reply Salt Monkey. I best make sure you don't get my wifes e mail as her view might be different!
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:49   #18
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Re: Are Liveaboards stupid?

TOTALY STUPID. Or that is the image that has to be kept up so as the others who perceive live aboards in such light do not learn the truth and inundate the seas, anchorages and marinas with new plastic fantastics etc etc.
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:51   #19
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Re: Are Liveaboards stupid?

Don't listen to Salt Monkey, he's just trying to play on your insecurity and to use you.

I, on the other hand, will give you $12K!
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:55   #20
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Don't listen to Salt Monkey, he's just trying to play on your insecurity and to use you.

I, on the other hand, will give you $12K!
The boats not for sale but the kids are!!!
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Old 18-09-2011, 12:56   #21
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Heading down to Mexico for the winter isn't in the cards this year so I just bought a new house on the hill overlooking the marina where I keep the boat. This winter I can look at the boat through my binoculars when the snow is coming down while I sit near my fireplace in my robe & slippers, hot toddy in hand, faithfull retriever by my side and contemplate my next adventure!
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I just looked at your webpage. Would love to do some of that cruising. Lower latitudes are so overrated. but you may never leave once there.
What heating system do you have?
I purchased a diesel heater ( yet to be tested).
Good luck and stick with your dream...
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Re: Are Liveaboards stupid?

I hate winters also. just unbearable when it gets down in the 60's. Have to wait until after lunch to go water skiing, lose half a day waiting.
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Awww.... I just love your way with words
Thanks 'Teech'... and you spotted the 'English' spelling mistake as well...
9/10...??

And apologies... did not realise you guys were actually on the move... maybe you'll work out a deal as you head on... summers drifting S and winters in a warm house... till the butter melts....
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You guys are lucky to be able to live out your dream. Don't waste it by second guessing yourselves. Sometimes I think I'd sell my soul to be able to just up and leave for anywhere on a yacht with my son.
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grow some balls or buy a caravan......
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The boats not for sale but the kids are!!!
OK, but the math is different... obviously! How much will you pay us to take em?
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OK, but the math is different... obviously! How much will you pay us to take em?
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If your wife doesn't come around, I'd move back ashore or be prepared for the probability that you will be living aboard alone at some point in the future. Cold, wet, confining space with a resentful first mate won't lead to a good outcome. I give her credit for giving it a bit longer before telling you what you probably already know.
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If your wife doesn't come around, I'd move back ashore or be prepared for the probability that you will be living aboard alone at some point in the future. Cold, wet, confining space with a resentful first mate won't lead to a good outcome. I give her credit for giving it a bit longer before telling you what you probably already know.
She will always come first with me no matter what I want and I am happy with that.
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