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Old 03-05-2013, 15:04   #76
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And condensation is something that totally slipped my mind. That would become a real problem when things start to mold. But there are plenty of different things to be done about that. Dehumidifiers and similar products.
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Yup.... dehumidifiers and other products would work... with a looooonnnnnngggggggg extention to a power socket..
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Seriously. ....unless they're in bikinis.
Be careful of what you wish for on that one. I've seen a few of them in bikinis that had more rolls than the ocean. Had to wash my eyes out in the salt water.
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Endoftheroad, what was it blowing? Impressive video.

35mph max a bunch of times throughout a few hour period.

35 isn't that big of a deal but somehow the storm got the seas worked up.
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Here is another "challenge of life at anchor".
A Waterspout, it's closer than my cheap smartphone will show.

Again, from my Westsail in Key West (last summer).


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I apologize for uploading the waterspout video. It was crystal clear on my ipad and the waterspout was well defined in the video.
Must be it didn't upload to youtube with same clarity.
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I apologize for uploading the waterspout video. It was crystal clear on my ipad and the waterspout was well defined in the video.
Must be it didn't upload to youtube with same clarity.

That was one nasty looking cloud.
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1995-2011 i lived on boats on anchor or on a mooring in san diuego. i still have a boat there on a mooring in coronado.
there is no difference between going to work from a marina or a mooring. anything done from a marina can and is done on a mooring or anchor. even changing out engine.
transportation to and from the boat s unusual, but that is no big deal. is why gods made dinghies with or without engines.
dont let anyone down talk ye--is all good and do able. enjoy and smooth sailing.
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What I found from 10 years plus is it is different.
I showed up at work one day and had forgotten to take my life jacket off. Everyone knew whys I was 15 minutes late. Everything on the water us thought out and deliberate not routine. In a house you can get away with routine. On s boat you must always be vigilant at a different level. It is very different then land living. Excellent but different.
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What I found from 10 years plus is it is different.
I showed up at work one day and had forgotten to take my life jacket off. Everyone knew whys I was 15 minutes late. Everything on the water us thought out and deliberate not routine. In a house you can get away with routine. On s boat you must always be vigilant at a different level. It is very different then land living. Excellent but different.

That's pretty funny!
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I'm definitely not at the stage that the op is. I'm just beginning on my 10 year plan working towards living aboard but living on the hook is something I am looking forward to. Probably not on a permanent basis, but off and on for periods of time. I really just don't see myself tied to the marina.
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I'm definitely not at the stage that the op is. I'm just beginning on my 10 year plan working towards living aboard but living on the hook is something I am looking forward to. Probably not on a permanent basis, but off and on for periods of time. I really just don't see myself tied to the marina.

One of the great advantages of living aboard is that you stay more on top of things with your boat. On a recent club sail out, a fellow who's been in medical school finally got a weekend free, and went. Thing after thing after thing went wrong with his boat. He ended up leaving the anchorage 6 hours late. It's because he just hasn't had time for his boat.

But you notice little things. You see the seam *just* starting to pop on the Bimini, and you can put a stitch in it, where someone who wasn't around his boat much could end up with a big open seam. Just for example.

As a result, it's easier to just take off and sail somewhere if you want to. Even with the kind of winter I've had there was always the promise of sailing, as soon as I was able.

IF you don't let belongings take over your life to the point that they'd get all thrown around if you sailed the boat -- that's the trick, to manage your belonings -- you just have so many more opportunities to sail.
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