Hey All! My name is Joe and I am from Long Island
, NY. I currently own 3 boats; 1965 Crestliner runabout, 1987 Thompson Daytona 290 and a 2003 Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee. My wife and I started dating in High School
and have been together 19 years now. We have 2 wonderful boys ages 9 and 6. We are avid boaters and love nothing more than being on the water
This economy is killing us, like 99.4876% of the population
, so we've been forced to make major adjustments to stay afloat
. We have gone from owning our house to renting
. Gone from the glam vehicles to the not so glam vehicles .... and you know what, we like it!
Our new motto is "LIVE SIMPLY."
With all these changes has come much stress and anxiety. Plus this aweful NY Winter is killing us!!!! I want to move, the Admiral doesn't and I cant blame her as she is a First Grade Teacher of 15 years and loves her job. She's also got a great retirement
coming to us someday.
our answer to the NY stress and Winters ..... buy a large liveaboard
boat to frequent throughout the year. We are considering a houseboat or trawler
. The Misses likes the houseboat as it is more like a house than a boat and I have to admit, I like that to. However, one of our goals is to do the great loop and spend some time in the open blue water
. I am not to sure of how a houseboat would fare in the Ocean.
I have concerns that a trawler
would just be to cramped to spend a week on with my wife, 2 boys and 3 dogs
For the most part the new boat will be kept at the Marina and serve as a house but like I said, she will be taken out.
Any personnal opinions/guidance/advice owuld be much appreciated! Glad to be a part of the community and sorry for the Novel!