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Old 04-11-2011, 14:22   #91
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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Let me help with that. I know some liveaboards who live on MULTIHULLS and own GUNS.
Do they have anchors, wind generator, or Honda generator? Or are they only doing things half assed?
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As a liveaboard myself who gets up for a day job every day, I find this thread pretty offensive and can't really understand why the mods haven't shut it down.

Let me help with that. I know some liveaboards who live on MULTIHULLS and own GUNS.
Gee sneuman, maybe you need to go sailing?
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:44   #93
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

As a liveaboard, who (after a nasty car accident) lives at 2/3 the national poverty level is getting my boat ready to take off, sail the pacific and take someone with me, because I will have enough (after severing land ties and refitting my boat) to support two sailing any where in the pacific I plan to go. Oddly enough in a town that likes to consider it'self a sailing town no one has even inquired about my offer to sail to the tropics.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

wolfee--they re prolly laughing so hard at your determination and desire they cannot manage to see how well you do sans maxibux.... is a common problem.....
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

Okay, the true liveaboard:


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

True livaboard doesn't have a 10k property tax bill and loves every minute of it,
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I live on board my boat. I do not have tarps all over the shop. There is nothing on the dock except the coiled dock lines. my boat can be ready for sea in about 20min and that is for open sea not the bay. I think that those that dont know, livaboard cruisers are just that, and the others are bum boats and would be lucky to get out of the marina.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

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Okay, the true liveaboard:


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Kayaks on deck and/or next to the boat are always a good give away
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Kayaks on deck and/or next to the boat are always a good give away

HAY!! i resemble that remark!!!!!\(i have 3 next to my boat..LOL)


as for tarps--try living thru a summer in hotville without em--LOL!!!! i BET you change mind FAST!!!!! they not only COOL the boat and shelter from rain, but they offer the COOLNESS of shadow to COOL the boat in tropix..
my boat says--you sit out in hot sun sans cover and see what you feel. sit there ALL day and then return with your new point of view..LOL. even non live aboards here use tarping.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

I replaced blue plastic tarps on my boat with a recycled sail.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

While I would admit one of the sloppiest slip renters in the marina is a liveaboard, he represents about 1/10th of the total liveaboards there -- so, 10 percent isn't an epidemic.

By far, the second most slovenly slip (holder) is someone who appears twice a year -- once in the fall to festoon his craft with all assortment of garbage bags and worn tarp and once to take it off, in late spring.

As I myself am a liveaboard, you may take this with a grain of salt, but I would say in four years, reporting has saved at least two vessels from sinking and perhaps 10-12 from serious damage.

It's also interesting (though not surprising) that while the marina I am in welcomed me when I said I wanted to liveaboard, the others in the same area all gave me the cold shoulder. Suddenly, with so many slips left empty due to the economy, the others don't seem so dismissive anymore. That's one of the reasons (along with excellent staff and very tidy facilities) that I have chosen to stay put.
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

wolfee-- sounds practical--i have those, but i chose silver and brown to go with my green canvas...they are larger, and cover more area on my barge.

neuman--sounds like a good place to be, if not in pair a dice.....
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Re: How Do You Spot a Liveaboard / Cruiser or Their Boat ?

Well I'm a livaboard and I don't have a solar panel and don't have a wind generator and I am curious to know what the SSCA burgee is?
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Well I'm a livaboard and I don't have a solar panel and don't have a wind generator and I am curious to know what the SSCA burgee is?
That's all very well, but do you have a rusty bicycle halfway up the mast and some sort of small child eating dog ("he's never eaten a whole one before" ).
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Well, when I was a liveaboard I was the young guy in the leather jacket and scruffy jeans who always had the much younger slinky blond chic over for the night. I didn't have much money but I paid my tab at the bar and learned to cook real food while afloat. The neighbors had money but I had the blond. I loved every minute of it.

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