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Old 13-04-2011, 18:10   #16
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Re: First Night as Liveaboards

Good for you!
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Old 13-04-2011, 19:24   #17
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Best sleep you get is rocking in a berth. Congrats!
Oh by the way, after a few days you will find that walking down hallways on the land makes everything rock like you are on a boat.... don't worry, in about 3 months that will pass as your brain compensates for land vs water.
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Old 13-04-2011, 20:31   #18
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Re: First Night as Liveaboards

Welcome aboard. An interesting sensation is going to the head, in pitch darkness after having drunk a bit of wine, while at anchor with light swells.
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Old 13-04-2011, 23:29   #19
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Interesting posts. I hope to be Living On Board prior to 1 June. I am chompin at the bit as all of you seemed to have been...
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Best sleep you get is rocking in a berth. Congrats!
Oh by the way, after a few days you will find that walking down hallways on the land makes everything rock like you are on a boat.... don't worry, in about 3 months that will pass as your brain compensates for land vs water.
When I started driving in the EU on the opposite side of the road, I had concerns that I would forget the correct side when I got back to the UK I was told it wouldnt be a problem.

Scarily, I find myself having to constantly question which side I should now be driving on and sometimes find it a challenge to work it out in a split second
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Old 14-04-2011, 01:42   #21
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Four more sleeps for me before I make my move aboard.
I sat in the wheelhouse this afternoon listening to the rain on the roof and I smiled to myself for I felt so relaxed and forgot the vexations which have plagued me for many weeks

You have put a lot of work into that project, happy to see it progress to that point. Enjoy your new digs.

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Old 14-04-2011, 09:13   #22
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Everything was perfectly planned and perfectly stowed until the first night on board when we realized we needed a place to put the socks and underwear we just took off. Don't forget to make plenty of places for Laundry, trash, garbage and recycle-ables. Boat designers never provide nearly enough.
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Old 14-04-2011, 10:45   #23
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Congrats Buhrly. I only gets better. Can't wait till we move back aboard. I sleep better in an anchorage full of weekenders on short scope than I do on land.
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gl on our venture ...... its just the beginning
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Old 14-04-2011, 12:41   #25
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Thanks so much for all the warm replies and encouragement. We greatly appreciate it and hope to see you all out on the water

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step one=awesome. goodluck and fair winds. been doing this since 1990..now i am out and about.... mo bedda out and about.
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I have been lucky enough to have spent a few overnight'rs on my boat,except for the last night in early Fall, damned geese kept me
awake all night
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Buhrly,
You do realize that sound carries long distances across water, right? Well, last night your snoring was shaking our windows up here in Vancouver!
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The OP mentions downsizing and downsizing....I envision heaps of household goods stacked on the dock and dumpsters bulging with refuse.

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Re: First Night as Liveaboards

Congratulations, I look forward to full time live aboard as well. Right now, we’re aboard Friday and Saturday nights and back to town late Sunday. We sail most weekends, year round, up and down the North Sea and a couple of times a year we take a few week’s cruising the Channel Islands, the Med, the Canaries, whatever takes our fancy, wherever we find favourable winds.
Every once in a while, we cross the pond to go back to the Chesapeake, one of our most loved places to catch up with our friends in Washington DC and Baltimore then back to the UK.
But in a perfect world, we would live aboard full time, belong to no place in particular, go where the weather is better, go where the winds want us to go, and just enjoy full time that wonderful feeling you get as soon as you step on board of living on a nicer planet, being in a nicer place, being surrounded by nicer people, being the master of your own little universe.
I envy you, but one of these days….
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