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Old 08-01-2015, 15:05   #46
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Bottom line, it doesn't have to be a white-knuckled, sleepless nights, all-or-nothing decision. You can go cruising without throwing out everything you own.
'if the budget allows and the crew has the desire, it would be a nice choice to keep more.

I'm sure we are all respecting your "Je suis Charlie" avatar message. We remain apolitical here, but we all stand with an abhorance of hate, violence and terrorism.
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Wow, everyone makes it sound like a no-brainer, but it's not that simple for many of us. I have a few hobbies, and so does my husband, and you need stuff to do stuff. (Beer making, quilt making, genealogy, woodworking, for example).
Certain things I intend to bring on the boat I do not attribute to being a hobby but by definition they can very well be. I have a woodworking shop with just about everything needed to do pretty much anything. I certainly can't take it all but I will take everything that I know I'll use to maintain and upgrade the boat. Maybe I can make a few bucks on the side making the occasional piece for a neighboring cruiser.

Now as for beer making, I don't drink beer but I do drink rum and I have nothing to make it.
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Old 08-01-2015, 16:01   #48
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Re: Help! Can I give up my stuff to liveaboard?

My wife has an accordian aboard and I have a pair of roller skates. Everything doesn't need to be devoted to sailing and maintaining the boat.
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My wife has an accordian aboard and I have a pair of roller skates. Everything doesn't need to be devoted to sailing and maintaining the boat.
Oh, there will be a place for the golf clubs too.
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Re: Help! Can I give up my stuff to liveaboard?

Whether you live on land or on the sea there is no guarantee that one will live a long life so the obvious question to me is why would one allow the accumulation of "stuff" deter one from doing what one would love to do, be it following the Dead around or tour (or today's equivalent) or sailing off into the wild blue yonder, IMHO the biggest problem we face globally is that we all want to own doodads and trinkets. Consumerism will be the death of this poor planet
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My wife has an accordian aboard and I have a pair of roller skates. Everything doesn't need to be devoted to sailing and maintaining the boat.

Now that would be something to see. I can picture your wife playing the accordion while roller skating around the deck. Hopefully she is clipped into the jack lines.


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Now that would be something to see. I can picture your wife playing the accordion while roller skating around the deck. Hopefully she is clipped into the jack lines.


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'Interesting image,- She plays the accordian anywhere and I never skate on the boat. I can't,- I have no toe rails!
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'Interesting image,- She plays the accordian anywhere and I never skate on the boat. I can't,- I have no toe rails!

See, I knew every boat should have toe rails for safety. Now I know why.


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Re: Help! Can I give up my stuff to liveaboard?

In the mid-60's, it was common knowledge that if you played the guitar, you might die with a following, but if you played the accordion, you were sure to die alone.

Suggestion: If her 120-bass accordion gets to be a tad too cumbersome on the gunnels in Category 5 seas, see if she can agree to replace it with a Concertina. If nothing else, it will be a learning experience.

As far as "stuff" is concerned, my motto is "Use It Or Sell It, But Don't Store It". I've gone back and forth between the US and France every 15 years on average in my lifetime, and while it always pained me at first to get rid of the prized possessions I couldn't take with me, the task of settling into a new life each time quickly overcame it.

But "Stuff" isn't your main issue, is it?

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If her 120-bass accordion gets to be a tad too cumbersome on the gunnels in Category 5 seas, see if she can agree to replace it with a Concertina. If nothing else, it will be a learning experience.

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Thanks, Jacques, Actually we have the accordian, a concertina, a recorder, a clarinet, a kalimba, a dulcimer and a didgeridoo aboard!
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What? No castanets?


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No, but we have a string of goat hooves!
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