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Old 11-10-2011, 23:10   #61
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I just love the stereo typing {putting people in boxes} that goes on here at our marinas .they {the cruiser/liveaboards}usually have silly accents and clothes that are wrong for the season {jerseys in summer/shorts in winter}can spot them a mile away and they are usually the most interesting to talk to as well.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:09   #62
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

Look for a wood stove stack that is and/or has actually been used.
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Old 31-10-2011, 03:37   #63
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

Liveaboards can be readily spotted by their unkempt beard and attire.

And what distinguishes a liveaboard from a homeless person hanging out all day at your local McDonald's is the fact that the liveaboard will be the one toting a laptop in search of a free wi-fi signal.

Not only that but if you wait a moment, the liveaboard will be the one that is sure to be soon uttering the tired phrase, "I'm on a boat".

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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I think the directional TV antenna on the mast instead of a radar dome is some type of give away.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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We livaboard our boat and when going into somewhere new it is often good to see other liveaboards/ cruisers for a chat.
To make it easier for us how do you spot a livaboard in a crowd or how do you spot a livaboards boat?
Pretty much by all the stuff on deck. Or if a dock queen, all the stuff on the dock.
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Old 31-10-2011, 14:18   #66
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

It seems to me people are confusing what are really two categories. One is people who live on boats that never (or hardly ever) move anywhere. I saw what looked like whole coral reefs growing on the bottom of some boats in Simpson Lagoon, for example. The other is people who live on boats and actually sail them around. Sure, they stay anchored in one spot for a while - who wants or even can be in motion all the time? But if you want your sailboat to actually WORK like a sailboat it really can't have a totally foul bottom, crap all over the deck, potted plants, etc. etc.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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Liveaboards can be readily spotted by their unkempt beard and attire.

And what distinguishes a liveaboard from a homeless person hanging out all day at your local McDonald's is the fact that the liveaboard will be the one toting a laptop in search of a free wi-fi signal.

Not only that but if you wait a moment, the liveaboard will be the one that is sure to be soon uttering the tired phrase, "I'm on a boat".

JMHO.
Not that I'm a liveaboard but I will say they have been quite helpful with break-ins and vandalism. Perhaps they have long hair down your way to stop the sun from giving them..."rednecks"....JMHO
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

The live aboard cruisers are the ones that are not in the slips, they are out cruising somewhere.
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Liveaboards can be readily spotted by their unkempt beard and attire.
And that's just the Women

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And what distinguishes a liveaboard from a homeless person hanging out all day at your local McDonald's is the fact that the liveaboard will be the one toting a laptop in search of a free wi-fi signal.

Not only that but if you wait a moment, the liveaboard will be the one that is sure to be soon uttering the tired phrase, "I'm on a boat".

JMHO.
A freind's father liked to walk his dog late at night (11pm?), used to visit McD for simply a coffee and then sit outside (with the dog) for 10 minutes or so.

One night the manager came over and (very discretely ) offered him some Free meal vouchers - apparently part of a McD's helping the homeless project He took the vouchers as by the end of the speil didn't have the heart to mention that he not only owned a large waterfront Motel, but had built it from scratch the year before. Walking the dog (and a McD coffee) at the end of the day (after having changed clothes) was simply his way of unwinding.

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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

He's the hairy hippy guy with a key to the dock.
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Ok, let's translate the question to real English.

Please contribute your own translations and answers....

Are you a yachtie or a grotty yachtie?

PS. The term "live aboard" is a huge red flag for citizens of a populous nation that speak a dialect of English. They use semi-obsolete units and reverse the international system of red-green for their corner of the planet. But we generally love and put up with them......
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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Liveaboards can be readily spotted by their unkempt beard and attire.

And what distinguishes a liveaboard from a homeless person hanging out all day at your local McDonald's is the fact that the liveaboard will be the one toting a laptop in search of a free wi-fi signal.

Not only that but if you wait a moment, the liveaboard will be the one that is sure to be soon uttering the tired phrase, "I'm on a boat".

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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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And that's just the Women



A freind's father liked to walk his dog late at night (11pm?), used to visit McD for simply a coffee and then sit outside (with the dog) for 10 minutes or so.

One night the manager came over and (very discretely ) offered him some Free meal vouchers - apparently part of a McD's helping the homeless project He took the vouchers as by the end of the speil didn't have the heart to mention that he not only owned a large waterfront Motel, but had built it from scratch the year before. Walking the dog (and a McD coffee) at the end of the day (after having changed clothes) was simply his way of unwinding.

Appearances can be deceptive
The McD's here only has one table with a power outlet on it, which pretty much keeps the live aboards out.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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The McD's here only has one table with a power outlet on it, which pretty much keeps the live aboards out.

loong extension cords and a good surge protector power strip will fix that......
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I am pretty surprised by how many folks here have what seems to be a derogatory view of liveaboards. I get up every morning, put on a dress shirt and slacks and find a tie before going into work. We use our boat regularly. There is no forest growing on the bottom. Our cockpit could be cleaner, but aside from that our boat is very clean. The rails around the cockpit are cluttered with the liferaft, bbq, mob pole, horseshoe buoy, wind gen, and we have solar panels on top of the bimini, which makes the boat an obviously different sort than the stripped clean racer, or the spartan weekender, but that isn't so much a factor of being a liveaboard as it is liking having all of those things when we aren't at the dock. If anything would indicate we might be liveaboards it is the same stuff that identifies the boat as capable of leaving the dock.
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