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Old 02-11-2011, 03:12   #1
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What is it like to live aboard a sailboat with one other friend and travel the world? My dream is to do this and I just turned 20! This question is for anyone willing to share! Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:32   #2
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it doesn't suck!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:36   #3
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Re: Living aboard

It's wonderful to many people, torture to some. To test the idea, go camping for a few weeks with a friend in a van or small camper and see how you like the constant, close proximity to another person and how well you get along with that particular person.

Cruising in a small boat with another person will absolutely determine how good your friendship is.
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But if you are single, you have to look into the Mirror and tell the crew what to do for that day.
I do two to three maintenance projects a day... Then relax the rest of the day.
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Depends. If you're offended by constant animal sounds and smells or worried about getting a little $hyte on your hands once in a while, don't be a live aboard-cruiser or a dairy farmer.
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Hell no im not offended by that stuff im not a wuss! Haha. I understand where you're coming from though. And my friend who wants to do this with me is actually a friend of mine since pre school and we roomed together in college last year our freshman year in a dorm room so thats about equivilant size to a boat and we got along great we're both really laidback people looking for the sailing adventure of a lifetime!
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the experience is different for everyone so one pat answer isnt gonna be accurate
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Which is why i consider everyones shared words!
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Re: Living Aboard

Sailing the world is way cool and doing so with a friend is twice as good.

BTW since nobody knows if there is any tomorrow, do it now.

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Sailing the world is way cool and doing so with a friend is twice as good.

BTW since nobody knows if there is any tomorrow, do it now.

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You'll never know until you try it.
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Living aboard is great and many people love it. I recommend that you try doing some short cruises first to see how everyone gets along.
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It's wonderful to many people, torture to some. To test the idea, go camping for a few weeks with a friend in a van or small camper and see how you like the constant, close proximity to another person and how well you get along with that particular person.

Cruising in a small boat with another person will absolutely determine how good your friendship is.
I spent 10 weeks touring southern france and spain a few years ago - one 600cc sportsbike, one tiny tent and two of us! Totally mental; there were times (camping rough) when I'd have killed for a hot shower!

When I'm worrying about what it's going to be like living on the boat I just think back to the "tent that was home"...... if I managed to survive (and enjoy) that for 10 weeks, surely the boat'll be a breeze!
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