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Old 25-11-2011, 13:31   #61
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Old 25-11-2011, 15:08   #62
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

I hadn't heard of Capri but we might look into it. We'll look into Shipyard and Lincoln Harbor, too. Thanks!

I know it sounds corny but I'm so incredibly excited about taking the plunge! And I think it'll create such an amazing experience for our daughter.

I'm thinking about organizing an NYC meet in great. Perhaps someplace simple and inexpensive.

Thoughts? Interest?

I'll pose the question to the larger group in a separate thread, too.

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Old 26-11-2011, 00:07   #63
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G’day, Tori. Game on, thanks for asking. Into 14 years now living aboard and just starting year 13 here in New Zealand aboard a Mason 53 sloop, cutter. She has a 8 KW genset, 130 amp battery charger, 2500 watt inverter, and 20 gallon/hour water maker which has helped make the live aboard lifestyle sustainable over the years. We also have TV, DVD, several laptops, cell phone and internet aboard. We have a large library, a sewing machine, a couple of ukes and an assortment of HAM and Marine SSB radios for hobbies.
We spend roughly 6 to 10 months living on the "hook" and cruising the NE coast of the North Island from Tauranga to North Cape, basing primarily, out of the Bay of Islands. We have a 4-ton mooring block in Russell for good protection from storms that come down from the tropics during mid summer. We also keep a car in the marina on the other side of the Bay to stock up the boat every so often. At the marina, we can also get rid of garbage, do laundry, top off the water tanks or berth the boat when we fly back stateside to catch up with family and friends for the other 2 to 6 months. It all seems to work quit well.
We have opted not to install a washer and dryer aboard, despite having the power and water available to do so, to force us to keep the boat moving towards a laundry facility ashore and interact with society a bit, if you know what I mean. We’ve averaged $22,000 a year since we started in total expenses, included being fully insured (health, boat and car) and flying internationally at least one a year while maintaining the boat to a very high order.
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Old 26-11-2011, 04:01   #64
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . . :)

Come end of March 2012 I should be living aboard for a few months or so (and afterwards who knows?).

On a drying mud berth, so no plug in power and no 24/7 pontoon access.

The idea is to start off with few mod cons - and see what I need.

Although I hope not to end up with something equipped like the Starship Enterprise, only time will tell on that...........will report back
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Come end of March 2012 I should be living aboard for a few months or so (and afterwards who knows?).

On a drying mud berth, so no plug in power and no 24/7 pontoon access.

The idea is to start off with few mod cons - and see what I need.

Although I hope not to end up with something equipped like the Starship Enterprise, only time will tell on that...........will report back
Wow - is that boat big enough to strap your armchair onto the deck?
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Wow - is that boat big enough to strap your armchair onto the deck?
Yes

In all truthfullness that is one of things that I am going to do

Ok, maybe not an actual armchair (maybe ) - but certainly room on the aft deck (behind the aft cabin) for a very decent deck chair I like my snoozes.

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Is that just your money, or is that everybody's money? Is there something you know and I don't? If so.... share!
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Is that just your money, or is that everybody's money? Is there something you know and I don't? If so.... share!
It's from my calculation when the wheels do actually come off the Western Economies. Based on an algorithm*

A + B = C

A= Stupidity
B= A broken economic & political system
C= No money

Appreciate that it may at first sight seem a bit simple - but so is E=MC2

*OK, it's probably not actually an Algorithm. Maths not my strong suit But it sounds authoratitive.

As I said at the World Economic Forum - "We are all doomed"
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Hot water is a 5litre Solar shower.... good enuf for 2 slim people....
Cannon IP90 printer... normally stowed in WP bag... in use sits on toilet seat lid with nonslip mat under... Notebook on cooker lid across the way....
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Yes

In all truthfullness that is one of things that I am going to do

Ok, maybe not an actual armchair (maybe ) - but certainly room on the aft deck (behind the aft cabin) for a very decent deck chair I like my snoozes.

Pics to follow


Photos of the aft deck "in action" will need to wait for warmer weather - come spring .

(and yes - that stern light needs to go ).
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G'day, Ex-Calif. Will pass on the latex, thank you. Always open to barter, got any gold or silver? Cheers.
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Re: How Do You Live Aboard ? A Game We Can All Learn from . . .

ok we live aboard full time and have done for the ast 11 years. Our colvic watson 32 ft motor sailor has a big double aft cabin a lovely wheel house that we use like a sun lounge salon for 6 people big galley with gas 2 burner grill and oven (Nelson Spinflow Lovely) a halogen oven (1500watts) 1kw gen set for at anchor washing machine and spindryer central heating and air conditioning we are on fresh water in the winter in Morlaix North Brittany. Winter temps around -6 to +10 and inside always 23c we can be at sea in 5 mins a rule of the boat and we go out sometimes in the winter fishing to stock up the deepfreeze and all summer from april to november. Sorry no pics as I dont know how to attach them
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Anyone have bikes on board? My husband and I and our 2 youngish kids are planning to live on a Nauticat 44 (It's a monohull, not a cat incase you are not familiar), and wondering about keeping bikes - enough for all of us. We've heard you can get fold up ones, but wondering what other people do. They have to be kept out of the weather.....and where can they fit?
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