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Old 03-07-2011, 00:33   #1
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Countdown to the Good Life !

Hello All,
I am new to the sailing community and would appreciate any and all advice from experienced sailors. Feel free to hit me with all you got, I spend pretty much all day online looking at boats, slips, new gear, etc.. and have for about 7 months now. I work out of the country and plan on living aboard in San Diego during my time home (about 4 months a year).
I am pretty set on the vessel model I have been eyeing and actually put an offer in on one but got countered too high.. The Gemini 105Mc by Performance Cruising has caught my eye for a number of reasons. I just have to pick the year, condition, and extra's each one has.. It is just big enough for me but small enough to not cost an arm and a leg to dock..
Anybody living aboard downtown with advice on marinas would be greatly appreciated. Also in Mission Beach, I know the law is 90 days/year limit and I don't think I would exceed that going out when I am home.
I have found a 2005 105Mc that has a power generator, 5 solar panels, and some other expensive extras.. Does this seem like a bit of overkill to anybody else? Maybe if I had a 40" tv and huge stereo I would use that much power but I doubt it!

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:11   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Power is like money, you can never have too much of it. Have fun looking.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:58   #3
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Re: Countdown to the Good Life !!

Yup, welcome to the forum. The nice thing about having lots of eco power (solar, wind and water generated) is that the more you can generate, the less fuel you need to use. Some friends of ours never had to run their engine to charge their battery whilst cruising... They said the water generator was sufficient. Now wouldn't that be nice?

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Old 15-07-2011, 17:02   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you here on the forum.
kind regards,
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