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Old 04-10-2011, 12:47   #31
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I am the woman with a pension who wants to go as soon as possible and I have to convince Hubby to go now. It is a good time to buy the boat and my pension is quite enough to make things work IMO. He does want to go but he is nervous

Our daughter will be moving into an appartment in a few months for her studies. As soon as she is out, the cable is out and the stove will probably go with her. The fridge would too but it is too high.

Reduce before moving onto the boat, that is the best advice!!

P.S. When I was young, my parents would bring us camping every summer and we had the best of times with just the essential.
We did a similar thing, sold everything but then had to find the kids somewhere to live.. They have the forward bunks!!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:57   #32
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My 1st mate also has a pention, but it's from her late husband. If I marry her it goes bye-bye, we HAVE to live in sin!


These are NOT the reasons we are together, but they don't hurt. The only part of her pention I want anything to do with is the PX and Marinia privledges. (not even the PX). And that is only gravy on a great relationship.
Is Sin in the north or the south. I have heard of so may people living in it that it must be a big place
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Old 04-10-2011, 13:26   #33
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We did a similar thing, sold everything but then had to find the kids somewhere to live.. They have the forward bunks!!!
Our girls are young ladies now. Two of them have left us a few years ago now. Once the last one is out, there will be no turning back, our door will be closed, exept for vacations in the Caribbeans
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Old 04-10-2011, 14:15   #34
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What is the best single livaboard tip you can pass on to others?
Single? - do NOT get married!

(This will help you nourish and live your dreams.)

Married? - divorce!

(They keep the house, you keep the boat, and become a liveaboard.)

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Old 04-10-2011, 14:34   #35
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Single? - do NOT get married!

(This will help you nourish and live your dreams.)

Married? - divorce!

(They keep the house, you keep the boat, and become a liveaboard.)

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Old 04-10-2011, 14:43   #36
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Re: Best Single Livaboard Tip

In response to the question, I quote H.D. Thoreau "Simplicity! Simplicity! Simplicity!"

If one is to live aboard, one must simplify. Rid yourself of everything you really don't need (donate it or give it to someone who might need it) and keep it simple.

Buy a copy of Walden, read it and keep a journal of your thoughts as you read it. It will make you think twice about what you think you need. Find your footprint and live within it.

Thoreau said: “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

(Also, make sure you leave the dock more than once a month - otherwise, as svBeBe said above, "you are just camping out")
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Single? - do NOT get married!

(This will help you nourish and live your dreams.)

Married? - divorce!

(They keep the house, you keep the boat, and become a liveaboard.)

;-)
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Actually with the right mate, and I admit the right one is hard to find, the extra crew is very welcome.
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My wife says she will take half the boat, and it will be the bottom half!!
Love it. Nice response.
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Re: Best Single Livaboard Tip

There are lots of things which are important, and the priority varies as much as the people. That’s obvious from all the different replies. Having lived aboard and cruised with my family for eight years straight, I personally think the best tip has not been directly stated—money! and the more the better! With enough of it you can do anything on a boat, but without a ready supply life aboard can be very difficult.
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Jolly, how much is a good monthly supply for a couple?
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Best single live aboard tip is to stay single!
That is a good tip! Unless you find a real "nauti" girl and I do mean NAUTI! Though I'd say there are just a few of them around.
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Re: Best Single Livaboard Tip

If you are moving aboard as a couple or family, make sure everyone's input is considered, and make sure everyone understands what they're getting into.
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Have lots of tools, and even more spares. Keep them protected.
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Old 04-10-2011, 19:22   #45
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Do you our boat work and repairs!!!!!

I have watched heaps of people run out of cash in the marina we are at cos they are getting everyone else to work on there boats.

We finished our boat (including purchase) for sometimes 1/4 these peoples refit budget. plus I know every inch of my boat better than anyone I could pay.

Im not a boat worker type, I learnt as I went, just like everyone else can, its really not that hard or complex. People that have a financial interest in making things hard to do by yourself will often say otherwise but its rubbish. if you can assemble ikea furniture you will be able to tackle 80% of yacht stuff. the balance you can research and learn.
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