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Old 10-10-2011, 07:17   #46
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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Potted plants on deck.
I think it is almost impossible to have potted plants while cruising.
I know that there are straight up liveaboards that never leave the dock that have potted plants but that is not a liveaboard/cruiser and I thought that is what we were talking about?
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Potted plants on deck.
Most assuredly if those plants are herbs or tomatoes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:24   #48
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

The long green beard below the boot stripe is usually a dead giveaway.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

potted plants can be hung while cruising..
cruiser / liveaboard will be ON BOARD during tropical storms and hurrycames to cat3.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I have potted plants, wind gen, extra fuel, pets, lots of sun covers, a dink with a motor. We are live aboard/cruisers.

I think different people do different things to make living on a boat more enjoyable. I have plants because I love the look of them. I love my dogs and not having them was not ever a thought. A lot of the other stuff on the boat just makes life nice. I would assume that we collect this stuff because it when you spend all of your time on the boat it makes sense to be comfortable. People that only spend a few hours or just weekends would probably not find it necessary to bring plants, they would keep the pants in the house on land!

I like talking to all the boaters! Not just the liveaboards/cruisers.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

dang i like potted plants because i like tomatoes and they are already soft n smushy in the stores. so i growing my own tomatoes, serranos and basil. no one can see em, they are below the level of my bulwarks.

mebbe is the constant air conditioner that makes me more obvious. or the fact i am running around re-doing stuff before a storm with a name..........ROFL
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

At my college, three of our faculty live aboard at least part time, and have done so for many years. All three of us teach in our topsiders.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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potted plants can be hung while cruising..
cruiser / liveaboard will be ON BOARD during tropical storms and hurrycames to cat3.
It's also the livaboard who is walking the docks during storms and checking lines!!!!!! And, we got the plants, and dog
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AH. but do you wear socks?
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potted plants can be hung while cruising..
cruiser / liveaboard will be ON BOARD during tropical storms and hurrycames to cat3.

Not where I am. I don't know a single live-aboard here who would stay on their boat for most tropical storms, much less hurricanes. I heard many contingency plans from tying the boats up to mangroves (a proven solution in Florida) to motoring away from the storm, to multiple anchors centered in a canal, to spider-webbed marinas, but no one planned on staying on the boat.
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I stayed onboard for Irene, along with 4 other liveaboards in the marina.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

since 1990 when i moved aboard, i have known no serious liveaboard or liveaboard cruiser who EVER leaves boat for storms. we will not abandon our homes for a storm under cat 3. we will watch over the boats of others as well. we do not haul for storms either if we can help it-- we are on west coast. might be different on east coast, but i know no one leaves their boat for storms who is serious about their boats..is the best way to lose that which you have worked so hard to obtain.
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AH. but do you wear socks?
I've experimented with socks, but I'm never certain what their point is supposed to be.
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Basically, if you see people on a boat, it's not moving, and they're not wearing swimsuits and lifejackets, they're probably liveaboards

The only people I see in the marina on any regular basis are the liveaboards. When I left for work this morning, my slip neighbor was sitting in his cockpit smoking a cigar, it was raining... That's only the second time I've seen him since I got here, and he didn't take his boat out. Same in the other marina I was at. Non-liveaboards are either coming/going to their boat, taking the boat out, or partying on their boat. None of them hang out at the marina, you don't see them more than once in a while, they aren't cooking anything, they don't offer you a beer, and you'd be lucky if they even stop for a conversation.
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do sox have a point?? only ones i have seen were blunt on the ends or those weird toesies ones that are so uncomfortable....cute, but zero comfort factor
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