I'm about to embark on my liveaboard
adventure - my apartment is rented out as of May 1st, my furniture is all sold or loaned to friends, my studio is dismantled, my deep freeze is empty. All that remains is my desk, my bed
, and a few tupperware containers of can't-get-rid-of stuff (artwork, etc) to go into long-term storage
Problem: I won't have moorage. I'm intending to anchor
in False Creek part-time, and travel around the rest of the time. It kind of makes sense, since I don't have a car, and have a long list of friends with couches should I need to get off the water
for a night or three. This may be a huge mistake, but it's something I think I have to try.
So here's my questions, in order of priority:
- I don't have a watermaker
. Where's the best place to fill up my water tanks
around Vancouver? Should I expect to have to pay for this service
, or is it free with diesel
fillup, or what?
- Where's the best place to fill up on diesel
- Aside from False Creek, where else would you recommend for anchoring
? I've seen folks anchored around Jericho Beach, and a friend has recommended over near the mouth of Indian Arm. I'm a bicycle-only guy, so I'm both looking for anchorages
near to "stuff" (restaurants, transit, etc) and quiet, private anchorages
an hour or three away, where I can sit for a few days and get some serious work done.
- Anything else you can recommend?
I'm aware that there's a stigma attached to live-aboard folks with no permanent moorage (my friend refers to them as "sea carnies"), but I'm planning to do my best to keep my boat beautiful...
Anyone on here doing this in the Pacific Northwest