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Old 01-05-2016, 13:43   #46
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

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Hi Matt,

I'm looking to get my, uh feet wet, I guess with a small sailboat. I'm considering a liveaboard (renting art studio space in town). I'm still working a corporate job and the closest full-time marina (I'm in the mountains in NC) limits the boat size to 20' 11" ... what would you suggest that I look at? If I go this route, for now, I need the most cabin space I can get and a good workable deck for adding solar panels, deck garden, etc.

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Why on earth do you want a boat? a log cabin would be far more suitable for your needs, that way you won't need a man to clime any mast
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

Maybe. But, then where would the fun be be?
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

you need at least two large dogs as well. Don't forget !
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you need at least two large dogs as well. Don't forget !
Don't forget the composting heads for the dogs.
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

When you're constantly on the go you need only a safe, dry place to sleep, cook and eat. Depends on the boat, of course, and the weather (can you shower on deck? wait out bad weather inside?) and the waters you cruise (jump over the side for a bath?) I know a couple who lived and cruised in a 19-foot catboat.
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

I am totally ok with a minimal like style. I cant see why you might not be too. One thing in your favor is that your plan is short duration. Long enough to enjoy yourself but you get a break to rethink anything that does not work. Actually you can reassess anytime. Whats to lose?
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I had a 36 foot boat for several years. As a single hander, it never sang to me. I realized that.I just wanted a smaller boat. I now have a Columbia 8.7 and am making plans to moveaboard this fall, if I can get my consulting business to survive without me.
Maybe a 20footer sang to this guy. Anyway, its been a few years since the OP. I wonder if he made it.
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Re: Possible to Liveaboard 20' Boat?

I lived on the WA coast on my boat.... never seen a young guy in a 20 ft boat and there are only few harbours on this coast. So I guess his first question now 7 years ago was more rhetorical one. I hope he found what he wanted, whether it was a boat, a box or a car. He has not posted on this Forum since April 2010.

Having said that I met one guy in a 20 ft boat that sailed in his (estimated) 20 ft centreboard boat from Dunsborough to Geraldton with his small dog. Nice guy, just loved his rum a tad too much.
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