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Old 25-03-2011, 13:27   #1
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Thumbs up Hi Everyone! About to Liveaboard!

Hello everyone...my wife and I are about to become first time livaboards and we'd like to invite the commmuinty to offer us any suggestions on what we need to learn about budgeting, safety and generally what to expect in the coming months as newbies to the boating community.

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William and Enjay
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Old 25-03-2011, 20:51   #2
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Hello everyone...my wife and I are about to become first time livaboards and we'd like to invite the commmuinty to offer us any suggestions on what we need to learn about budgeting, safety and generally what to expect in the coming months as newbies to the boating community. Thanks William and Enjay

Welcome aboard. I'd counsel you to avoid sea snakes for starters. Your invitation is kind of a broad reach. Might do better with specific questions that need answers after you've exhausted the search features. Lotsa stuff in the files here. Also, it would help some if you indicate your vessel type and location. Hopefully you've done some homework, have some experience, and don't plan on pumping out your head in the marina.
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Old 26-03-2011, 04:33   #3
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Hey William and Enjay....welcome to the forum.
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Hello everyone...my wife and I are about to become first time livaboards and we'd like to invite the commmuinty to offer us any suggestions on what we need to learn about budgeting, safety and generally what to expect in the coming months as newbies to the boating community.

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Old 26-03-2011, 05:02   #5
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A good relationship with the spouse is a must, as well.
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Old 26-03-2011, 11:09   #6
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HELLO

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Just ask away, lots of answers and opinion available.
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Tidy up after yourself. And the kitchen knives are for cooking, not cutting ropes.

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Old 31-03-2011, 12:29   #8
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It's good to have you here. My advice is to pay attention to the rules of your marina and be good neighbors with the folks near you in the slip. Try very hard not to ram anyone when going and coming and use lots of fenders. In the U.S. the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers basic boating courses as does the U. S. Power Squadron but I'm not certain if there is a Canadian equivalent. I'd advice you to take those.
Its good to have more fire extinguishers than required and PFDs (life jackets). Learn how to use your VHF radio properly and how to read a chart.
Don't discharge or throw anything into the water that is illegal or toxic.
That's just a start.
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