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Old 14-09-2009, 16:41   #76
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You might be a (northern) liveaboard if:
-you always have to explain the heating system in your boat (ad nauseum) in answer to the often asked question..."Isn't it cold"?
-you only have to "push" snow (off your dock.)
-you wrap your water lines with heat-tape.
-you know how to grill in -20 below.
-you play ice hockey on weekends in your "front yard".
-you set your schnapp's outside "to cool it off".
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Old 14-09-2009, 17:38   #77
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when land people ask me "aren't you cold living on a boat" I respond that I am actually alot warmer on the boat than back in the days when I lived in a house (this is the first time in my life when I could heat with electric and not worry about the cost)...I just don't tell them about the mad dash to the "shore head" in the cold winter rain and/or snow on the dock...especially climbing up and coming back down an icy ramp....which on the coldest wettest mornings invariably is at a very low tide...waiting in bed a bit longer doesn't make things any better either
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Old 14-09-2009, 17:50   #78
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if your "pocket knife" is a rigging knife with a lanyard securely fastened to your belt at just the right length so you can open your knife single handed...while holding onto the boat with the other
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Old 14-09-2009, 22:07   #79
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When home really is where the heart is.
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Old 14-09-2009, 22:29   #80
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When home really is where the heart is.
You know longer have to acquire your dream,,,just live it
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Old 14-09-2009, 23:09   #81
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- you can heat your home with a bic lighter.
- Everybody who works at the marina knows you on a first name basis.
- All of your neighbours have your cellphone number, but only call when they want a weather report or for you to check on their boat.
- You've spent many early mornings standing in your underwear on the deck of someone else's boat, adjusting halyards, lashing lines & freezing your butt off.
- Your wife has an endless list of reasons for why she must stay overnight at her best friend's house.
- You can walk your dock in the middle of the night faster than a blind man.
- You have to strap a bag full of water to your boom & wait a few hours before you can take a shower.
- Your bilge contains more sawdust than water & you own a "plastic" boat.
- All of the "favourites" stored on your computer have something to do with boats.
- You have the greenest mooring rodes in the marina.
- You know that styrofoam was invented by satan, duct tape by god.
- Everyone at the mall thinks you walk funny.
- You feel at home in an earthquake.
- You no longer ask your co-workers if anyone wants to go sailing on the weekend.
- You spend weekends sitting in your cockpit with a boat hook beside you, waiting to fend off the next rental boat operator.
- Everyone at the mall thinks your dog walks funny, too.
- You believe every woman in a bikini should be wearing kneepads, & it isn't for "adult" reasons.

My favourite, so far, is the kid having "quiet time", though there have been many other funny anecdotes!
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Old 15-09-2009, 22:28   #82
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you might be a live aboard if you realize Jimmy Buffet songs have started to carry a philosophical meaning and/or you can just plain relate to them
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Old 15-09-2009, 22:32   #83
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Old 15-09-2009, 23:40   #84
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You might be a liveaboard if... You don't have tan lines.
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you might be a live aboard if you realize Jimmy Buffet songs have started to carry a philosophical meaning and/or you can just plain relate to them
...or if you are ready to fly off the chain when you hear one...AGAIN!
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Old 16-09-2009, 12:35   #86
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I know I am a liveaboard because...

...I'm in my office, reading this thread and laughing so hard tears are streaming down my cheeks. Nobody else in the office understands why, in spite of reading the same at my request. I pity them.
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if you have a clue what any of this means.
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You have given up trying to defend your lifestyle and are content with smugly thinking.....they don't have a clue what they are missing.
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when your co-workers buy you plastic wine glasses for Christmas and you actually appreciate the thoughtfullness
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when in winter you use compressor to dewater the waterhoses in -30 degreeweather.
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