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Old 31-08-2016, 15:36   #46
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Re: Considering Liveaboard Lifestyle - Input requested

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Old 31-08-2016, 16:33   #47
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We applied for a loan with our local credit union. The process was simple. They will finance at 90%, with a 10% down requirement. We're buying a 1982 and they were unconcerned about age and did not require a copy of the survey. T

That's interesting! Glad to see that older boats can be financed. We'll probably end up in a late 90's model something or nother.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:09   #48
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Well, we've purchased the 40' Bayliner Bodega and the adventure begins!!
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Congratulations! Best of luck and enjoy...
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Well, we've purchased the 40' Bayliner Bodega and the adventure begins!!
A post like that begs for photos to be posted too.

Show us your new boat. A simple "selfie" in front of it would be a nice addition to thi thread. . Then add that to your CF Profile in a photo album too, as people like to see the boats others have.

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Re: Considering Liveaboard Lifestyle - Input requested

The question of living with less appears to be trending. I have been watching cable shows on 300 sq ft homes on land so a small motor boat like what you are looking at is not out of the question if your relationship is solid. Clearly eating drinking sleeping in a tiny space is a challenge yet at a marina you may find showers, restaurants, public meeting space and you are near a city which offers everything. If you want to experiment, spend a week living in a motel room with a view ( or tent), cook on a camping stove and get your entertainment and news by slow wifi.
What is the warmest and coldest it gets in your neck of the woods. It might play into your decision. Best of luck with your decision.
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