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Old 26-02-2012, 19:23   #301
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard, if . . .

You know you're a liveaboard when your wife asks you to run down to the farmers market to pick up some veggies, and you hop into the dink to make the run rather than the car.
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Old 26-02-2012, 19:39   #302
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You know you are a live aboard, when you move into a 5 bedroom house just 5 minutes from the marina… and hate it!
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You know you're a liveaboard when your wife asks you to run down to the farmers market to pick up some veggies, and you hop into the dink to make the run rather than the car.
You make that dink run to town and the only shoes you can find are mismatched flip flops...

You've acquired your last 3 fenders by finding them in the water. (i've found two...)
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... you use more oil and vinegar in your head than your galley.
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Old 26-02-2012, 20:36   #305
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You've acquired your last 3 fenders by finding them in the water. (i've found two...)
Oh gosh, you're not kayaking enough. I've probably found a couple dozen, but most of those were while kayaking the back waters of the bay. When your boat only draws an inch or two more than a fender, it's pretty easy to discover where fenders go to die.
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Old 27-02-2012, 23:18   #306
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YMBALI... your personal dishes consist of a pyrex pie plate and a mason jar.
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YMBALA if you strip all the packaging from your groceries and goods at the marina car park.
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard, if . . .

My boat was designed 75 years ago so it came with "pin rails" (teak boards with bronze belaying pins between the shrouds) so all my halyards are stowed out of the way....one of many good ideas that disappeared because they were considered "old fashion".
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Oh gosh, you're not kayaking enough. I've probably found a couple dozen, but most of those were while kayaking the back waters of the bay. When your boat only draws an inch or two more than a fender, it's pretty easy to discover where fenders go to die.
This is the first time in my life I have all matching fenders, accomplished though trading misc fender with the local marine surplus (used buy sell type place).
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You know you are a live aboard, when you move into a 5 bedroom house just 5 minutes from the marina… and hate it!
Land just doesn't move right.
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That's the best argument I've ever heard for switching to a MULTIHULL. Do you actually do this?
Fixed it for ya.

Leopard 45' (some other cats too) has an escape hatch in the main salon deck. So yeah, you can stretch out there on your belly, with a pillow if you like, and look down into the water. At night we dangled a little waterproof light into the water and it drew all sorts of critters. Hours of entertainment. I suppose if we'd been so inclined we could have fished from inside the salon, ha ha

I forgot to say, the terminology was funny, too: "What are we gonna do tonight?" "I guess Hatch TV." "OK."
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Fixed it for ya.

Leopard 45' (some other cats too) has an escape hatch in the main salon deck. So yeah, you can stretch out there on your belly, with a pillow if you like, and look down into the water. At night we dangled a little waterproof light into the water and it drew all sorts of critters. Hours of entertainment. I suppose if we'd been so inclined we could have fished from inside the salon, ha ha

I forgot to say, the terminology was funny, too: "What are we gonna do tonight?" "I guess Hatch TV." "OK."
That is sooo cool. I can't have the boat but I've seen clear kayaks and the viewers you can hold (don't know where to get one though). Guess I will get back to warm weather & snorkel for fun!
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the viewers you can hold (don't know where to get one though)
I can't see any reason not to go old-school. That is to say, take a bucket, cut the bottom out of it, and silicone a piece of plex or glass to the bottom.
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YMBALI.....You go to the head at a friend's house, and kindly throw the TP away in the waste can.
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My boat was designed 75 years ago so it came with "pin rails" (teak boards with bronze belaying pins between the shrouds) so all my halyards are stowed out of the way....one of many good ideas that disappeared because they were considered "old fashion".
Our 1974 boat has pin rails. You don't have to go back THAT far to find em.
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