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Old 14-01-2008, 19:53   #61
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When i lived at DCM, the docks would lose power all the time. Well the boat next to me needed power all the time to keep it floating. Needless to say Im the one that would connect my generator to this boats shore power system and keep it afloat. Never once did i hear anything good about this. From what i hear after i left the boat almost sank a few times.
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Old 14-01-2008, 19:57   #62
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My family loves the water. We live aboard with 2 kids, a 2-1/2yo and a 1yo. My wife works for my grandmother so she can take the 1yo to work with her and the 2yo goes to daycare. Ill post a new thread about our life afloat.
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That sounds ugly , I didn't hear of that
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I spent a little time at St. Johns Yatch harbor. bad place to be!

I'm over at Ashley Marina now. we should get together! My girlfriend would really love to hear about your experiences raising kids on a boat.

Ashley marina has a good number of live aboards. The marina is great. They collect our mail for us, have a shuttle so we can get around town.

I've never felt looked down upon being a liveaboard, and this is a very high end marina.
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Your in the Ashley? What slip? Im right off the dock house, 2 boats tied together, a large white one and a small blue one. I wouldn't mind meeting some people from over at Ashley Marina.
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hey hey!
my lady's at work... lets go for a sail!
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I would love to take Lola out, but she needs new fuel filters.
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Old 15-01-2008, 11:00   #68
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Old 15-01-2008, 20:56   #69
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Sometimes marinas are limited by the number of live aboards by the city but some marina managers discourage liveaboards because it tends to bring in people who are just looking for a cheap place to live.

I live on my boat at a marina called Winslow Warf in Bainbridge Island Washington that is very liveaboard freindly. We have a few "bad apples" who have boats that are barley floating let alone ready to go out for a cruise around the harbor, but most of the liveaboards good boat owners who actually use their boat.
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I keep my boat in Manhasset Bay in New York. I won't Name the Marina, but it is family owned and they are really cool people. They also allow live aboards, and in the summer I basically live on my boat. With that said lets all be honest. Your financial position doesn't define you as a person. You either have self respect or you don't. The excuse that some live aboards or down on their luck or broke is BS. It doesn't take money to keep your boat clean and the dock your tied up to. It's called self respect. I love people who live in a dump and then blame it on rich assholes. Hey I didn't spray paint your house or tenement. I don't feel bad at all for slobs who are kicked out of a marina. It usually a reflection on themselves. They are usually drunks or potheads and blame everyone else for their poor work ethic and where they have ended up. If people just kept their boats clean and acted like humans, I don't think any marina would have problems with live aboards. I certainly wouldn't, and have many friends at my marina who do, but they all have self respect.
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Simple solution. hate marinas back. I've lived aboard for the best part of the last 35 years . In the last 25 I have stayed out of marinas and on the hook . In my present boat I haven't paid to tie to a dock in its entire life of 22 years . How . Stick to remote areas where millions of other people don't want to live, and live for a fraction of what it costs to tie to a dock..That's what cruising boats are for. A friend laughed when I told him what I live off. When he moved out of the city he was shocked by how much his cost of living dropped . Sure you make less but you need far less.
I am, as well no doubt are many others here. . all ears.
How do you live for over 20 years and never have tied up.
Where do you live ?
What Type of Boat do you have ?
Type of Solar system?
Water system?
Surly no fridge of any kind on board right?
How do you do maintenance and repair and you must have a passive income because you'd have a hard time earning a living on the hook.
Heck tell it all if you would be so kind as I am sure we can all glean from this sort of fountain of knowledge.
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Don't hold your breath waiting for answers to your questions, divecoz, Brent hasn't been here in almost six months, now.

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Don't hold your breath waiting for answers to your questions, divecoz, Brent hasn't been here in almost six months, now.

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So much for learning the inside tricks to that show then. . .would have been interesting or could have been interesting.......
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Obviously slackers might decide that living on a boat in a marina is a lot cheaper than an apartment. Slackers anywhere are not great neighbors.

Then there are the "house boat" types which remove the recreational aspect from the shore. If you car it to the logical conclusion you would have no sliips for recreational or transient use. So the amount of live aboards does need to be regulated.

I don't think anyone should object to a boat which looked and was seaworthy which has a liveaboard.

I don't care for slips and only berth there off season for storage. We spent one night in a marina and it was noisy, smelly and awful and that was Portland ME. Never again!
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THen you need to try North Point Harbor, Winthrop IL. On Lake Michigan,
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