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Old 25-09-2008, 13:32   #31
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You are at least 10 years too late to get a liveaboard in most locations. I moved on land and moved back ( in 6 mos.) and just made the cut off here. They are letting all liveabords die off with attrition.

That being said, the LA Harbor is the best weather, best cruising, great fishing, low fuel costs, fun harbor and great people.
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Old 25-09-2008, 13:53   #32
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You are at least 10 years too late to get a liveaboard in most locations. I moved on land and moved back ( in 6 mos.) and just made the cut off here. They are letting all liveabords die off with attrition.

That being said, the LA Harbor is the best weather, best cruising, great fishing, low fuel costs, fun harbor and great people.
So, what's that mean, "10 years too late"?

What if my idea of "Live aboard" is to sail from place to place and stay for a few months here, a few months there, come back to the states for a stay, then go sailing some more?

That's what *I* mean when I say live aboard. I know others mean different things, but my wife and I have no intention of picking a "home port" and staying for more than a few weeks at a time. Only when we come home to Colorado to visit the grandkids....
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Old 25-09-2008, 14:21   #33
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What if my idea of "Live aboard" is to sail from place to place and stay for a few months here, a few months there, come back to the states for a stay, then go sailing some more?
Seems that your idea of "Live aboard" is what most people call "cruising" as opposed to "live aboard" which means being stuck in one place on a boat thinking (dreaming?) about cruising.
Then there's another definition of live aboard: existing on something cheap or free that floats (for a while), has no means of propulsion, and can be enlarged by tying other things that float alongside. AKA waterborne trailer trash.
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Seems that your idea of "Live aboard" is what most people call "cruising" as opposed to "live aboard" which means being stuck in one place on a boat thinking (dreaming?) about cruising.
Then there's another definition of live aboard: existing on something cheap or free that floats (for a while), has no means of propulsion, and can be enlarged by tying other things that float alongside. AKA waterborne trailer trash.
I see.

I don't think I want to be either the former or the latter, just the middle.

Thus - I plan on "cruising"
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What if my idea of "Live aboard" is to sail from place to place and stay for a few months here, a few months there, come back to the states for a stay, then go sailing some more?...
Our marina has a status called "Cruisers" and anybody can keep a boat for here up to three months on that status. This Corp has 4 marinas and all do same.

I had assumed you would be living aboard and working on shore for a long period of time.

Easy to do.......Get sailing now.
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That's why I asked the questions I asked! lol

My problem with sailing now is that it's the end of September in Colorado.

I don't see any water from here, just huge mountains.

The school I called won't be doing any more classes til spring time. Wife and I just finished out vacation time (in Jamaica at a resort - and believe me I TRIED to find some kind of sailing down there to no avail, all they wanted to do was put me on a "Party Boat"... /sigh)


So I think we're kind of screwed until springtime... and I'm TIRED of working for a living. lol
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Opps, wrong one, Here it is:

www.portofnewport.com/

Hey, the other one may be friendly too!
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Opps, wrong one, Here it is:

www.portofnewport.com/

Hey, the other one may be friendly too!
Yeah, but I bet they can't take their dinghy across the bay and get some clam chowder at Mo's!

www.moschowder.com/
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Live aboard in North Carolina where are they?And are they afordable?
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The best part of living aboard a boat is the ability to move about. We are doing the Bahamas in the winter and the Chesapeake in the summer. We find both areas great for living aboard and we live "on the hook" most of the time.

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What's considered "living aboard"? More than two nights a week? Three?

Reading what you liveaboards pay, it almost seems cheaper to rent a room somewhere near your marina to keep as an official residence.

I pay (South Shore Long Island, NY) $2600/year for my 34', including water and electric. I don't think they would care if I lived aboard (old school type marina). My father pays $700/summer + $500/winter, including water and electric for a town slip (same size as mine). No liveaboards allowed, but then I don't know what 'liveaboard' really means. Lots of people spend nights and weekends on their boats at dock.

So what's the definition of 'liveaboard'?
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Corpus Christi, TX seems pretty good. CC in general is very easy on boaters and the locals defend their water access rights. Many of the marinas have published 'live aboard'' rates and publish their utility charges, if any. The coastal bend region is much less prone to huricanes than Florida.
When I "lived aboard" in the C.C. municipal marina, I got yelled at by the harbor master for having a towel draped over my boom... seems the diners in the yacht club that overlooks the marina were offended. Of course that was almost twenty years ago.
One nice thing about C.C. ... good sailing wind most of the time. Of course that was almost twenty years ago.

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Would like to cruise the Carb but wonder how safe it really is?

Ive been reading about some problems down ther nowadays. Its not
like the days in the past from what Ive been reading. Anyone finding
this to be true. Would like to cruise there in the winter while away
from Idaho winters.
Im just worried about what I have been reading. Anyone know of
problems in the Carb this days going on. I don't want to have those
types of problems!
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Ive been reading about some problems down ther nowadays. Its not
like the days in the past from what Ive been reading. Anyone finding
this to be true. Would like to cruise there in the winter while away
from Idaho winters.
Im just worried about what I have been reading. Anyone know of
problems in the Carb this days going on. I don't want to have those
types of problems!
Kind of not the theme of this thread. You might want to post your question in a separate post and you will get better responses.
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