I've been aboard for 3 months. It's been a big year and I still have a ton to learn and do. I'm on a 1990 F32 Trojan. No, I still am not comfortable driving it.
Genesis for my move aboard was a separation. It's permanent now and plan to sign papers really soon. My ex is evicting my small pet parrot (blue crown conure). My bird and I have been together 22 years and he has some behavior problems that others may not appreciate. I'm stressing because if my shore power
of AC failed during the day at work, my boat gets very hot and I'm sure I'd kill him. In 3 months aboard, I haven't lost shore power
, but I've never left the AC running while away. My latest idea is a bigger house battery
(needed, but not ready financially for investiment), new charger
(don't need inverter
and not ready for financial investment) and a house portable 8K BTU AC that is set at like 78 or 80, so if the primary ac kicks during the day, he's protected. My problem with this approach is that I think a house battery
and inverter for the AC unit I spotted at target would be a +$1K investment and I just don't want to spend that much money
right now. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Next question: I love the water
and it's a big part of my life. I'm also a mid-career professional. I have no reason to remain in Hampton Roads
, VA. I want to reset a few things about my life and I'm aiming at Nashville, TN. I've only found one marina during google
searches that allows Live Aboards and just a glance at the website, all the boats look like house-boats. My life on the water
centers me and I'd like to keep this for some time to come. Any thoughts or assistance on this matter?
Question three (bonus question): contents insurance
. Does anyone know about getting an insurance
policy on boat contents. IE I have some furniture, clothes and electornics that would suck to leave at the bottom of the harbor somewhere without insurance. I've been very vague with boatus about being a liveaboard
for my regular boat insurance and USAA told me when I got my loan for the boat that they don't lend for liveaboards.