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Old 19-07-2011, 18:26   #16
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Won't you stay at the top if you pass??
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Old 19-07-2011, 18:37   #17
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Orange County!!! Nobody passes up a liveaboard slip in Orange County.

Look at it this way. Suppose you take the liveaboard option now, and don't actually move aboard full time for another six months while you sell your house, et cetera. How much extra does that cost you over normal slip rental? A thousand bucks? Consider yourself lucky!

Now you can ease into the liveaboard life. That in itself would be worth a thousand bucks.
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Old 19-07-2011, 18:43   #18
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Move aboard! Or as Bash recommends definitely at least take the slip!! As far as clothes go, I highly recommend ditching all your old shirts (& your iron) and going with these:

L.L.Bean Wrinkle-Resistant Pinpoint Oxford Cloth Shirt, Tattersall Customer Ratings & Reviews - Top & Best Rated Products

Their wrinkle-free pants aren't too bad, either!

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grab it, run with it and do not look back---
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grab it, run with it and do not look back---
There are so few downsides to exposing yourself to new adventures.
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Old 19-07-2011, 20:37   #21
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

And another one says, just do it. I have lived aboard for the past two years. I am an architect and ride my bicycle to work. You will find lots of ways around what you think now are problems. Bag up your Winter cloths during the Summer. Do the reverse in the cold months. Do not pass this up. Besides being the first step to your big trip you will have the joy of meeting new boat people. That alone will be worth the trouble of moving aboard. You will not be a stranger for long in a marina.
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Old 19-07-2011, 22:50   #22
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Go for it! It's the only way to begin to understand how well suited you are for 'the Life'. Yup, there are challenges. Cruising has challenges. How you handle these challenges will prepare you for when you're 'out there'.
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Old 20-07-2011, 01:50   #23
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Do it! I just moved onto my boat and am loving it. I have had no problem tackling the small problems (head had a small pinhole leak) or the big ones (reoiled all of the wood) and am loving it. Life is so relaxing you can't imagine how nice it is. The other live aboards are wonderful and helpful. I do not regret a single thing.

Even if you ease into it, experience gained is better than money lost.
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Apart from all the other good reasons for the move early, The added experience and knowledge of the boats systems is surely worth it.

Personally I would suck up a six month extra marina bill and use that time to make a more leisurely transition. Do all the major stuff onboard before actually transferring aboard, and then you have a period to see what works and what doesnt onboard.
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What we did was get a storage unit close to the boat...make up, breakfast, shaving all that done before you head out to storage unit. Then, just change into your suit and tie...off to work you go.
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:52   #26
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Go for it, we did it on a 38 foot Catalina, not the 380 but the IOR boat. Get a couple of those plastic zip up closets for your storage unit.
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Old 28-09-2011, 06:39   #27
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There are so few downsides to exposing yourself to new adventures.
Just try not to marry them.
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Pants and shirts on board and on after a morning shower, in marina or onboard, all jackets, dress shoes and ties in my office. I find it easy to dress well and live aboard, part of the storage is the dry cleaner/laundry at $1.50 all my shirts are professionally wash and pressed, then I pick and drop off as required, it near the marina, I also cheat and drop off bags of laundry at $7.50 a big load. The beauty of living aboard is learning the boat and setting up systems before you head out and knowing you can live aboard.
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Re: Marina Just Called, My Livaboard Slip is Available!

Let's make it simple.
If you really want to live aboard, you will find solutions to the problems.
If you don't want to live aboard, move into a condo.
Simple.
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Re Corporate clothes for a lady.
I know a lady who has lived aboard and worked for years.
All of her clothes are silk.
Hand wash and dry in seconds.
Don't need ironing and look spectacular.
Also take up next to no space.

Have heard horror stories of rowing the dinghy in a corporate suit and high heels and ending up face first in the mud flats.
Fancy hairdoos can be an issue if you don't have mains power for the hair dryer / straightener / curlers etc. But who needs them.

So perhaps keeping corporate clothing on land is a good idea.

I also know quite a few corporate men and ladies who cycle etc to work, or go to the gym before starting and just keep the corporate wear at work.
Get them cleaned close to your workplace.

A few different scarves / ties can make a minimal wardrobe look very different.
If you have the facilities why not.

Stiletto heels should never be worn on board.
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