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Old 18-09-2011, 15:13   #31
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Re: Life Aboard

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After four months living aboard these are the things we have discovered thus far:

Bathroom amenities-you try not to poop in your head if possible and you only take showers as needed not as frequently as in a house (you find yourself in big roomy bathrooms going wow what a waste of space)

Laundry-pain in the rear so you wear everything twice

Weather-you are much more aware of the weather be it hot or cold raining or dry

Dishes-we try not to use them because they are harder to wash on the boat

Foods-we tend to choose items in cans, eaten from the box,fresh fruits and veggies, or easily cooked on the grill- no more frozen goods or milk and cereal

Shopping-we limit ourselves to what is easily carried down the dock

Storage-now instead of buying "stuff" we just look at it because there is no place to put non essentials on the boat

Houses-you realize in retrospect how much space is wasted and how much they cost to upkeep

Beer-harder to keep it cold

Being sick-really sucks on a moving boat especially if you are nauseous

But...no lawn to mow...lot less expensive overall...we have become much more frugal...people are more friendly

Dunno what else...what are others observations?
Wait a minute. Who wrote this- me or you?

Spot on, but you left off amazing sunrise/sunsets (coffee/beverage), and gentle swaying of the boat that rocks you to sleep at night.
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Old 18-09-2011, 15:43   #32
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Re: Life Aboard

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I will be at a dock initially but, I'm going to attempt to not hook up the electricity. It is a seperate bill that I will try to avoid.
Do marina's allow the use of a generator while at the dock? They never used to so unless things have changed you may need to pay for the electrical hook up while at the dock.
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I mounted a fan to blow into my wind generator on days when there is no wind and also have a heat lamp shining on my solar panel at night and on cloudy days. Works great... I am the talk at my marina , Everyone walks by to check out my genius idea.
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Re: Life Aboard

It also works well to have a big fan to blow on your sails for those windless days underway. . .
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It also works well to have a big fan to blow on your sails for those windless days underway. . .
Yes... I have tried that also but now I use them for the wind gen.
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