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Old 01-06-2010, 23:01   #226
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of course if I spent as much on a boat as a house costs now a days I could live quite comfortably.
YMBALI you keep telling yourself, "all you need to do is spend a little more ..."
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Old 14-10-2011, 09:57   #227
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Alot of people look at the prices of new boats and figure there is no way they can afford them or everything that goes with them. But if they were looking at the same caliber car it would be a Maserati, Bently etc..... My nice little 30 footer with all the bells and whistles costs less than used Subaru (I saw one for $24, yesterday)
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Old 14-10-2011, 16:12   #228
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of course if I spent as much on a boat as a house costs now a days I could live quite comfortably.
No kidding!

My boat is paid for and docked in SoCal right now. A modest home within 5-10 miles couldn't be had for under $750k. Ive put about $37k into the boat so far. That price difference sure could pay for some staggering upgrades, but I wouldn't be able to untie and leave for Micronesia at a moment's notice, either!
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:54   #229
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard, if . . .

On the "other" coast, down here in Florida a 2 bedroom 1 bath reasonably large houses are selling for $50K to $70K. You can't get a comparable sized boat for the little amount. The "bubble" has really burst down here.
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but if i bring my 10k formosa and free anchor-- yes there are still places for that,i still win......
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard, if . . .

... you call your van a rolling dockbox.

...you commute to work in your dinghy.
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Old 20-10-2011, 12:47   #232
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... you can't use your electric water heater and your microwave at the same time without tripping a breaker

... no mattter how drunk you are, you can always manouver your way back onboard

.. you automatically take your shoes off when entering somebody's house

... you used to buy wine in a bottle, the older the better, but now you buy it in a box, and check the expiration date

... you use a winch handle to tenderize conch
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard, if . . .

If you have a lanyard for your pots and pans.
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You might be a liveaboard if your boat feels like a floating igloo...
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On the "other" coast, down here in Florida a 2 bedroom 1 bath reasonably large houses are selling for $50K to $70K. You can't get a comparable sized boat for the little amount. The "bubble" has really burst down here.
I was in Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, where the houses ashore were quoted in the millions, and many of the neighbours were famous. I even had a better view than they did, because while I could see them, they could see me.
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we live aboard our 32 colvic watson moror sailor which we have lined with 12mm cork so lovely and cozy. It cost us £37k and we have everything a house has except the taxes and worries of neighbours
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we live aboard our 32 colvic watson moror sailor which we have lined with 12mm cork so lovely and cozy. It cost us £37k and we have everything a house has except the taxes and worries of neighbours
Aha. Now that's interesting. I am in a Westerly Riviera 35 which loses heat quite quickly at the moment, and I was wondering what to line it with, and whether to line the bilge lockers and everything as well. What did you use to stick the cork to the fibreglass?
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We used a product from M3 a contact adhesive that you apply to each surface then let dry when you put the 2 together it sticks like s&*%#t to a blanket so get it in line first or you are b&^%$#ered we got the cork from WICKS quite expensive but WELL worth the cost and a once in a lifetime job well done. The saving on heating bills alone is worth it and in the summer alot cooler I would insulate down as far as you can it helps keep out the water temp in winter and stope sondensation and mould. All the beat All the best Pete
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you might be a liveaboard if you are able to flush your marine toilet often enough to prevent the stagnation of sea water and the stink it leaves.....
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Take showers in under 5 minutes......

Consider Grocery shopping as "replenishment" .......

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