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Old 20-02-2011, 20:01   #1
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Next month will be my 1 year mark that I have been living aboard my Portofino Express Cruiser. I wish I had done this sooner--I love every minute of it!

I can't belive all the stress and bills I left behind in my land lubber home, no lawn to cut, no pool cleaning.etc, etc....and if I have "house work" it's on the boat so that makes it "ok"

If anyone is thinking about it.....DO IT! You will not regret it!
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Old 21-02-2011, 00:07   #2
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Thanks for posting that. I've been looking for Miss Right Boat for about 4 years. It will show up sooner or later....or I'll move to it.
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Old 23-02-2011, 03:34   #3
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Thanks for posting this, I too love living aboard full time. Must we have been doing it for eight years or so.
Love the boat you're with.
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Old 23-02-2011, 04:20   #4
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Nice one, I've been on Kamara for 10 months now and seriously cannot think of going back either. Ok, 95% of my time is spent in the marina as mine is a thirsty motoryacht but why oh why do people spend 200k+ on a small marina apartment when they could have a large luxury motor vessel like mine for less than half that?

As I type this, the sun is shining, main saloon door open wide, lovely view of the marina entrance and the Med' and i've got all the luxuries of a land based apartment including satalite TV!

I don't wish to sound smug but to anyone unsure as to do it or not, go for it!
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Old 23-02-2011, 04:23   #5
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Good on yer mate... glad its working for you.. more power to the elbows of the 'Dreamers' to get out and 'Do It'...
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Old 17-03-2011, 09:28   #6
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Love the boat you're with.
This is wisdom of the ages: Love the [ insert noun] you're with.

To quote another great philosopher, one Mr. Werner Earhard:

What you've got is what you chose. To move on, choose it.

I just quote 'em, not explain 'em.
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Old 19-03-2011, 18:30   #7
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Thanks for posting this, I too love living aboard full time. Must we have been doing it for eight years or so.
Love the boat you're with.

I agree! I love living aboard! It is a sense of freedom that I could never feel on land!
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Old 19-03-2011, 19:10   #8
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.......and it doesn't spoil over time. We sit in our cockpit exclaiming, "we love our lives!" and this June we will start our fortieth year living aboard. 'haven't mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965.
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Old 19-03-2011, 19:13   #9
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Life aboard can't be beat. We have only lived aboard for 5 months now, but would not want to go back to land living. I hated cutting the grass only to have it grow back next week. I can't think of a bigger waste of time, and to think I used to cut three acres every week. I wish I would have found this way of life about twenty years earlier.
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Old 20-03-2011, 15:49   #10
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....to all giving it a consideration, DO IT!


no regrets.....1 year down, many many more to go!
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Old 22-03-2011, 13:55   #11
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I am slowly running out of furniture in my house. If the house sells before I sell it all I will give it to charity.

I have already divested myself of my toys, 3 motorcycles and a Miata, all sold.

I am ready to go, except for the house. The agent is coming by tonight to prepare the house for a video tour production.

I bought a trailer to live in until I find my boat.
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I've lived aboard my IP35 for basically two years now (with one three-month exception). It beats the hell out of living with my ex-wife, that's for sure. Unlike Don1500, though, I still have my three motorcycles and a jeep. Can't seem to part with the toys!
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Old 22-03-2011, 14:45   #13
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You guys are a constant inspiration to us!! We can't wait until we get a boat.. We are trying to save everything now and work multiple contracts to save as much as possible. As most of the people know, we've been searching for years and we keep falling into the standard trap of, when we get to a certain $$$ amount, then we will go.. Then things always creep up, distractions, etc.. Most of the people here have given great advice to the effect of, "you have to just do it!! Get whatever you can afford now and go!" So true, that's why everything is now boat purchase and kitty.. Nothing more or less..
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Old 22-03-2011, 17:04   #14
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I felt like I set myself free when I decided that I'm not going to live 40 more years (I'd be 103!). I figured I'd spend my grand kids inheritance and go sailing for a while. When that's gone I'll figure out something else.
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I love the life too. We've been liveaboards for 5 yrs and can't imagine going back on land. I need few clothes, only Tevas and tennies, and books. The people are great! We're having sundowners in the sunny cockpit. What more do I need to say 
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