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Old 15-01-2012, 14:01   #1
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My New Adventure !

Hi everyone! My name is Ricky.. I decided to start a new life and life aboard a sailboat. I just bought a 1971 C&C 27 and I cant wait to upgrade it and live on it as well. This boat I have was hull #3 Thats the exciting part of it. I live in Northern VA and I am trying to find a place that does liveaboards for sailboats and its hard. do any of you know anywhere that does? Also can you please tell anything that will help with my new adventure.

I plan to have this boat for a short time then try to sell it for a larger one maybe within a year. Any feed back about cost of living will be great as well. thank you everyone!!!!!!
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Old 15-01-2012, 14:04   #2
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Re: My new adventure!!!!!!!

Welcome aboard....congrats on your purchase....there is plenty info on cost of living on this site--just browse around.
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Old 15-01-2012, 14:14   #3
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Thank you so much!! I plan to stay here for the next 5 years then I will move back home to the Virgin Islands.
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Re: My new adventure!!!!!!!

I have never lived in the Virgin Islands, but I am homesick for them also.
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Old 15-01-2012, 14:48   #5
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LOL! Yes Dave! Ive been here too long. Time to go back and enjoy life. I choose to live on a Boat to save money and for a peace of mind. I dont mind the daily work I will be doing but its all in following my dreams
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Old 16-01-2012, 10:01   #6
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Re: My new adventure!!!!!!!

I haven't been there, but friends have spoken very well of the Urbana Town Marina on the Rappahanock.
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Thank you!!! I will check them out
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Old 16-01-2012, 13:24   #8
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Thank you so much!! I plan to stay here for the next 5 years then I will move back home to the Virgin Islands.
Why would you want to go there?
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Old 16-01-2012, 13:36   #9
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Lol!! I move VA in 97 now I am ready to go back and really live but well!!!
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Old 16-01-2012, 13:38   #10
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Check out Salt Ponds marina in Hampton. They don't allow liveaboards (it's a city
Thing, not the marinas choice), but they welcome "extended stayers". Rates are very reasonable, I think for you're boat it would be around $230 a month plus metered electric. 2 swimming pools and a tiki bar as well
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Thank you callmecrazy!
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Re: My New Adventure !!!!!!!

i personally dont think it is much cheaper to live aboard. there are, of course, a lot of variables depending on where you live and rent / insurance etc.

there is a mindset that comes with living aboard that is far more valuable that any the cost of living.

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Re: My New Adventure !!!!!!!

Our favorite place in the whole Virginia area was Krentz Marine, up the Wycomico river. Quiet, beautiful part of the Chesapeake - very rural. A great restaurant nearby that is open only three evenings a week - Good Eats. Had a great time when we kept Taleisin there. Since we worked on board, we didn't have to have access to a town - so might not work for you.

Lots of luck with your new venture. But don't forget to go out sailing on that boat. It's not just living aboard that is pleasurable, it's going places with your floating home.
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