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Old 17-09-2011, 19:07   #1
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Good evening all. I've been living on th Mississippi river for about the last 1.5 years after getting my dream promotion. Soo... I bought an 18' racing cat to have some fun and fell in love with sailing. Then i got the itch to get a bigger boat and liveaboard. Been reading this forum for quite some time and am glad to say as of may 1st this coming year i will be moving aboard with my dog on a sailboat on the northern Mississippi river, (small apartment during winter of course, Wisconsin is not winter water friendly). I am minimalist in normal life so we will be living on a new macgregor 26m. Getting the boat early next year. The marine is amazing, $1400 from ice out to ice in unlimited electricity tv and internet. Free showers, wash and dry and bathrooms open 24/7. And only 1/4 mile from the main channel for fun! Can't wait!!! Plan is to stay up here for 5 years then head south with the bankroll. Ill bee seeing Yall in the forums and on the water!!
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Old 17-09-2011, 19:19   #2
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Re: Good evening!

Welcome to CF Mississippi Rat. It sounds like you have a plan to get use to small spaces.

I moved from a large home to a shared 1 bedroom condo, I sleep in the living room which is also my office. Next month I will be moving aboard so I think I can adjust.

Save the $$ and come to Florida in five years.
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Old 17-09-2011, 19:37   #3
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I've gone from 750 sq ft to 1500 sq ft to 450 sq ft. and i use about half my space atm. Feeling good about the next downsize. Lol. Can't wait to live in the Caribbean/Florida area
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Old 17-09-2011, 21:05   #4
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You will love living aboard. You will also love the trip down the Missip. We did it last November in a 25 footer. One of the best months of my life.
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Old 17-09-2011, 21:07   #5
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Sounds like a good plan to me.
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Old 17-09-2011, 21:36   #7
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Welcome, sounds like a great plan.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Have you purchased the Macgregor yet?
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Old 27-10-2011, 14:16   #9
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Well got promoted again so im off the river. But there is a large lake...so it looks like ill be changing venues. Same plan though. Getting boat early next year
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Mississippi Rat, come on down!
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