My boat, the boat itself?? Is in awesome shape. Yes it could use a good bottom cleaning
. It could also use a new prop and at least 1 transducer.
However that would not really be a huge problem. I could do all of that myself inside of a month on the hard
, with what I have in my pocket.
WAS going to be used to pay rent months in advance (if needed), while I found work. If I found work quickly it was going to be used for the bottom job and prop/transducer.
Unless you get VERY close, my rigging
looks fine. I could put up sails
and cross the bay if I needed to. The previous owner actually did it all the time. PERSONALLY,.. I think changing it out first is a FAR better plan. I can read the logs
and see it's ancient. So YES I need new standing rigging
(I'm also fully capable of replacing it MYSELF).
As for what I had planned for my dogs
while I was at work? I hadn't figured that out quite yet. Currently I take them to work WITH me. That has been the way for years. My older dog Scuff is 14, he really isn't long for the world. Hoshi is 12, and in better condition. However again,.. she's 12. Maybe a few years left in her at best. My plan has always been to sail away when they move on. :'-(
I have always hoped that the boat would be done before they pass away.
So. right now I am trying to find the answer. The plan was NEVER to leave my dogs
in the boat all day. I'd sooner take them to work, or get a sitter/service to watch them.
As for why my current
marina company hasn't offered me a live aboard slip? Well they kind of did,.. Back when they were assuming a successful take over of the entire cove! They flat out told me that once the expansion happened they would offer me a slip. Otherwise the one and only, same guy has been living there the entire time I've been keeping my boat there. The ONLY live aboard in that marina, and he works there.
I've seen a few transient boats with live aboards. I have no idea how long each one stays. They are never there, when I get back.
I see my options right now as:
1. Get another apartment here in Colorado, where it's cheap
and I can have two jobs.
2. Go drop anchor
out there (Looks to be a logistics and theft nightmare).
3. Haul the boat and make it consistently mobile and smooth. (cruise/transient slips)
4. Sell the boat and go buy one in Texas
(where living on your boat isn't a problem).
I haven't decided my move yet. I packed to leave. Moved out of the home I was in, and need somewhere to live. So I'm trying to find the answers.
Thank you all for the information!