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Old 03-08-2011, 16:12   #31
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

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...........We both work online, but we're leaving in a month to head south with no destination and no schedule.........
We're about thirty years your senior and envious of this "working on line" which is a new prospect. Of course, we are retired now and not working is working for us, but what a great opportunity! Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I thought it was a rat for a moment!!!!!

What kind of cat is that???

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Have a simple arrangement as there is not a great deal of space on my 29' duncansson sloop. I spend my time partially on board in the marina, in my camper van, in my caravan in the country, or in a motel ( whilst working). No pets,No fridge, a laptop for TV and comms. and plenty of books to read. Next year i will have the luxury of a 3,700mile journey in a 23, open boat so after that anything else is luxury !
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I thought it was a rat for a moment!!!!!

What kind of cat is that???
She is a Sphynx which is a hairless cat . Lmao
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

Bought the boat today - Pearson 303. Damn, I am EXCITED. After survey, etc. should move on board by end of September latest. In the meantime, generous owner offered to take me out weekends and literally teach me the ropes - also will even help me do some maintenance, learn the electronics, etc. He even through in the rest of the season on the mooring - complete with unlimited water taxi!

I'm PSYCHED! Not too many pics - just the avatar and a couple on my profile.

Thanks to you all for your help and PATIENCE!

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Congratulations what do you mean after the survey? There is a clause yes? Really happy for you. Nothing is better then buying a boat except years later still being exited about the boat you bought and sailing it. Good on. You
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The young lady and I (ok, not so young, we're both in our early 30's)
Shudup! Early 30's is the definition of young! Ya wiper-snapper!

If I were half my age......I'd still be older than you!

Sheesh! Youth is wasted on the young!
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Congratulations what do you mean after the survey? There is a clause yes? Really happy for you. Nothing is better then buying a boat except years later still being exited about the boat you bought and sailing it. Good on. You
Yes - after my insurance company is convinced it won't sink or be a "Hazard to Navigation", the boat will be mine - when I hand over the check!

Thanks for the support and patience!
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I'm in for playing the game. I live on a power boat full-time, 4 dogs, full-time wireless internet, satellite tv all the channels, our scenery changes weekly. 1 tender is 32 feet (twin 300) and the other is 25 feet (single 250), 2 jetskis, paddleboards, and more toys than I can list. Doesn't matter if we are at the dock or not. At least 9 tvs onboard (2x40 inch HD) more movies than you can ever use. A couple of guns for target practice. More space than you can possibly use for storage and such. We can be underway in less than 15 minutes. Our reigerator works on 110 along with the freezer, washer and dryer ( 2 each), dual watermakers for unlimited fresh water showers and wash-downs 120 gallons per hour.

I forgot to mention that the boat is 130 feet long and moves every other day. I live on a private yacht.

can not post real picture due to privacy concerns but this picture should give you an idea.

U know how cruisers love to flock to celebrities and such

Jk...ur privacy us ur business of course.
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WOW! Now, is there anyone who keeps the central air turned down by using ceiling fans and keeps their beer in the walk-in cooler? lol

This is really interesting to see how it's done.
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

I've been living aboard, in a marina, with my two cats, since November. I have a really good TV antenna (double ring) at the top of the mast), a huge (too big because it's mostly deep) ice box, and a small electric cooler. I do have an AC in the forward hatch. I'm not sailing the boat right now because i need a new engine, which should be taken care of within a couple of weeks.

I really enjoy the minimalist life style but am "tied to the land" because i did have a condo and the condo market is so mushy here it's like apple sauce.

My biggest complaint is that my brain has learned to tune out the mild, normal rocking. I used to love to be rocked to sleep, but my brain tunes it out now. The cats love it.
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

Okay, I'll play too ....

Destiny is a Stays'l Schooner, 85 ft, Marconi rigged and has a yard/square sail.
Toys, yup - a few. O2 generator & air compressor for filling dive tanks & emergency med with the O2 if needed. Kayaks, water toys, loads of dive gear & snorkel gear, 12 panel solar array nicknamed "Sky Lab", 2 wind generators, 12.5 kw Nort American gen, 400 gal/day water maker with 600 gal water tanks, 1000 gallons fuel, 2 ice makers, full size washer/dryer - both elect. (we can/do produce 220v for dryer); satelite radio, wireless DVD & 100's of movies downloaded.



We're in a marina at the moment, departing this weekend for a couple weeks, then heading off shore for a month. Then heading to San Diego and on to Mexico for winter "gunk holing" all winter and off to Marquesas next spring and where ever the wind blows after that ...

Residents on board are 2 adults and 2 cats. There are also 2 transient adults that pass through from time to time calling themselves crew and we're happy to have them

www.schoonerdestiny.com is our website under construction. at the moment it will take you to the face book group open to the public, but I think you have to be a member of fb. Actual content of site hopes to be uploaded around mid september.
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

My wife and I have lived aboard since '96. We recently got a bigger boat since our family suddenly doubled in size-we had twins. I'll post some more interior pics soon, but here's my new computer setup. It's a water cooled six-core Pentium i7 970 w/3.2 Ghz per core, 12 Gigs of DDR 3000 RAM, dual Geforce GTX 570's in SLI config, a 200 gig solid state drive, and a 1 terabyte backup drive. It's fed by a Verizon FIOS fiber optic pipe at 50 megabauds when dockside, and by my 4G smartphone at sea. It's pretty awesome to multiplayer game on the hook. I wonder if anyone else is into a setup like this, seems like most of the cruising set is a little old for such things. Guess it's overkill if you just surf CF....
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Here's us provisioning for a few weeks cruise with the family...
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Okay, I'll play too ....

Destiny is a Stays'l Schooner, 85 ft, Marconi rigged and has a yard/square sail.
Toys, yup - a few. O2 generator & air compressor for filling dive tanks & emergency med with the O2 if needed. Kayaks, water toys, loads of dive gear & snorkel gear, 12 panel solar array nicknamed "Sky Lab", 2 wind generators, 12.5 kw Nort American gen, 400 gal/day water maker with 600 gal water tanks, 1000 gallons fuel, 2 ice makers, full size washer/dryer - both elect. (we can/do produce 220v for dryer); satelite radio, wireless DVD & 100's of movies downloaded.



We're in a marina at the moment, departing this weekend for a couple weeks, then heading off shore for a month. Then heading to San Diego and on to Mexico for winter "gunk holing" all winter and off to Marquesas next spring and where ever the wind blows after that ...

Residents on board are 2 adults and 2 cats. There are also 2 transient adults that pass through from time to time calling themselves crew and we're happy to have them

www.schoonerdestiny.com is our website under construction. at the moment it will take you to the face book group open to the public, but I think you have to be a member of fb. Actual content of site hopes to be uploaded around mid september.
Impressive

Just a few questions.

Is Destiny from the board of a known designer?
What is the hull material?
Is she rigged to be handled by a couple?

And... your reasoning for going for something so much bigger than 'normal'... whatever that is...
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