I'm considering buying
47 owner's version, never in charter
, very clean.
My plan was to eventually move it from the Chesepeake to the Boston area, maybe even Rhode Island
, so that I can be closer to my kids
who live with x in Newton Center, MA.
After lots of reading it seems to me that heat and dock
space will be the biggest issues. I'm installing a hydronic heating
system and enclosing the cockpit
(already has a hard bimini) that should do the trick re. heat. I hope!
space seems to be a huge limitation. The boat is set up great for anchoring
(in the right season), but I'll still need a dock for the winter. Boat is 25' x 47'...huge.
Here are my question: Am I a lunitic or what (for the Cat idea, not a lunitic in general...most of my friends have verified that)? A cat in the NE year round?? I need to know if this is the dumbest thing ever prior to signing a contract
. Is it possible to live on the hook in the Boston area, or must one be on a mooring/dock? I've read most posts on heating
boats in the winter and posts on where to live aboard in Boston...my real concern is keeping a Cat in that (MA and RI) area.
Thanks for any advice (or slaps upside the head).