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Old 22-02-2016, 11:00   #31
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

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It would be much simpler just to keep the boat at a marina that allows liveaboards. Your electric, water and sewer are already there. Trash and garbage pickup is provided. You don't have to buy property, pay taxes and pay for utilities to be installed.

And, when you get tired of where you're staying, cancel the contract, untie the lines and move.
I use this "rwidman plan" and spend periods of time without the marina slip fees or any shore side fees too. As said, simplest & cheapest.
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Old 22-02-2016, 13:21   #32
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

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It would be much simpler just to keep the boat at a marina that allows liveaboards. Your electric, water and sewer are already there. Trash and garbage pickup is provided. You don't have to buy property, pay taxes and pay for utilities to be installed.

And, when you get tired of where you're staying, cancel the contract, untie the lines and move.
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Doing that for years and eventually there comes a time when the little lady wants a house and garden again with all the frilly stuff even if we don't.
I spend most of my time as a live aboard with my wife at the house. 'Would be even much simpler', as you say, to have the boat at the bottom of the garden.
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Old 22-02-2016, 14:38   #33
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I think that's a huge assumption to suggest that, "the little lady" won't stick with the live aboard cruising life. You're likely referring to an individual that you know. Women that spend their lives enjoying the nomadic cruising life are not so rare in my experience and there are plenty of them as members here.
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Old 22-02-2016, 15:40   #34
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It would be much simpler just to keep the boat at a marina that allows liveaboards. Your electric, water and sewer are already there. Trash and garbage pickup is provided. You don't have to buy property, pay taxes and pay for utilities to be installed.

And, when you get tired of where you're staying, cancel the
contract, untie the lines and move.
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Doing that for years and eventually there comes a time when the little lady wants a house and garden again with all the frilly stuff even if we don't.
I spend most of my time as a live aboard with my wife at the house. 'Would be even much simpler', as you say, to have the boat at the bottom of the garden.
That may happen to some (or many) folks but it's not what the OP was asking about.

In reality, unless we die at sea, the majority of us will have to spend our last days (or years) on land. Too many physical conditions, too many doctor's appointments, etc. It's good to have a plan for our "after the boat" life, but again, this is not what the OP was asking about.
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Old 22-02-2016, 17:37   #35
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

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I think that's a huge assumption to suggest that, "the little lady" won't stick with the live aboard cruising life. You're likely referring to an individual that you know. Women that spend their lives enjoying the nomadic cruising life are not so rare in my experience and there are plenty of them as members here.

Until they get older!! Females give up climbing the mast long before Males haven't you noticed.
Doesn't mean they give up sailing, just cruising long ways offshore for months at a time with just the two of you.
Could be of course they are more concerned of their partners physical condition than their own and partner is too dumb to see it.
The little lady referred too started her own business ashore and a few months ago a sailing group that has 65 members and growing. Much more meaningful to her now than revisiting the same old.
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

I think it's very doable in many places, but you need to get the details. If you buy a lot with the sewer/power etc ready to go it gets pretty easy. Better yet if the dock is in also.
It's all about neighbors and zoning laws. Look out for community restrictions. I almost bought 20 acres a decade ago with intentions to build a small house. Turns out the community covenants only allowed large houses!
A better deal might be a run down house on the lot. rent it and pay nothing for your boat living!
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8779-I Palmetto Rd
8779-C Palmetto Rd

Here are a couple in SC. They don't have sewer pump-out, but it says they have electric and water. $150-160k. It looks like you couldn't build on the lots in the future because they are "dock-site" only but It has storage shed and place to park the car at least
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What about other countries? Does anyone know? Where in Central America could you buy inexpensive waterfront lot with some house on it?
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

Most communities don't want this. HOA's have learned to prevent by passing restrictions that require the dock be built concurrent with house construction.
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

Check out Louisiana, I understand you can get undeveloped waterfront property on many bayous that are deep enough for sailboats for a very reasonable price and not too many rules. Try to track down CF member Bobconnie, I have not seen him post in a few months but he had done something similar to what you are looking for in a Louisiana bayou. I have been around the Morgan City area for both work and pleasure many times and found that there are many interesting areas off the main rivers, but you would likely have to search them out in person.
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

Around 1970 I met a family that had recently bought a large older house on North Bay Rd. in Miami Beach. They were concentrating on fixing up the house with little interest in working on their dock in the short term. I offered to fix up their dock in return for them allowing me to live on my boat at their dock.

I docked there and lived aboard for a couple years - don't know if something like that is still possible.
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

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8779-I Palmetto Rd
8779-C Palmetto Rd

Here are a couple in SC. They don't have sewer pump-out, but it says they have electric and water. $150-160k. It looks like you couldn't build on the lots in the future because they are "dock-site" only but It has storage shed and place to park the car at least
Interesting, but I could stay at a marina for a long time before I spent $150k and have the flexibility of moving whenever I wanted, and probably more amenities and less maintenance.
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Re: Liveaboard at the empty waterfront lot you own?

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8779-I Palmetto Rd
8779-C Palmetto Rd

Here are a couple in SC. They don't have sewer pump-out, but it says they have electric and water. $150-160k. It looks like you couldn't build on the lots in the future because they are "dock-site" only but It has storage shed and place to park the car at least
thanks for these two listings, they lead to a lot more ideas and places. Secluded, and possible to secure the boat from the land side. good place to leave a crappy car and bulk items in the storage. seems like a great place for a big cat. you can side tie to your own dock and the 3' LLW depth won't bother you much.
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thanks for these two listings, they lead to a lot more ideas and places. Secluded, and possible to secure the boat from the land side. good place to leave a crappy car and bulk items in the storage. seems like a great place for a big cat. you can side tie to your own dock and the 3' LLW depth won't bother you much.
What other places came up in your search?
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