[QUOTE=freya34;435627]Thanks I was considering moving onboard full time along the texas
We were liveaboards in the Corpus Christi Marina for a couple of years and are headed back down there in a couple of months. While we were there my husband received a contract
job offer in Illinois that we couldn't pass up. He left within 8 days, it took me another 3 months to get everything tied up to leave the boat. Here are my thoughts about being a woman living aboard
I made it a point to get to know all of the other liveaboards and all of the owners of the boats on my dock
. When I needed help with something that I just couldn't do alone (heavy lifting or something that required 4 hands) there was always someone that was willing to help.
I didn't advertise that I was alone.
I was lucky that the Port Police docked their boat on my dock
. I got to know them, let them know that I was alone and they checked on me regularly. This came in handy when we had to leave for the extended period as they kept an eye on things and would call me if there looked like there might be trouble.
Corpus Christi has pretty good security
and a large liveaboard
community and has had at least a couple of single
woman living on their boats.
All in all I would say that while I wasn't happy to be apart from the hubby for so long, I am glad that I had the opportunity to spend that time alone on the boat. I can't wait to get back to her!