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Old 18-04-2010, 19:28   #1
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Are We Liveaboards Now ?

After trial of 4 months on board and sailing down to Tasmania, we decided that we loved cruising and living aboard.

We flew home, sold everything, gave away what we couldn't sell, rented the house, and are now heading back to Tasmania to keep cruising.

So my question remains, are we liveaboards now? or should we sell the house to make it official..............

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Old 18-04-2010, 19:37   #2
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I vote yes, you are livaboards. Make yourselves a certificate to prove it if you want to, but don't sell the house unless you have to.

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Old 19-04-2010, 03:33   #3
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I have a house & consider myself a live aboard,Selling a house now is not a good idea.marc
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Old 19-04-2010, 03:57   #4
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yep, you are now an official live-aboarder
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Old 19-04-2010, 05:43   #5
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If your primary residence is a boat you are undoubtedly live aboards. But having a house somewhere reminds me of when we did the same thing years ago. We sold everything, including our house, so we could buy the best boat we could find, and we were then committed to our lifestyle through thick and thin, (and there were some pretty thin times!). Three other cruising families we met on our travels had retained there land bases, and as one major crisis or another confronted them, they quite and went home.
The cruising live aboard lifestyle is not for everyone, and can be pretty tough sometimes, especially on families. So watch out; if you have an escape route it is more likely you will take it, rather than being forced to overcome the difficulty and stronger because of it.
By the way, I agree with the economics of not selling in a deflated market if you don’t have to, but that also includes selling a boat and returning to dry land.
The very best of luck to you.
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Old 19-04-2010, 05:49   #6
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Yup.... you come under the catagory of liveaboards/cruisers earning on the move

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