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Old 02-03-2011, 16:17   #1
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New life, new adventures... moved aboard

Hello,

Am the type of guy people would describe as having the good job, the good career... and a strong desire to live something different.
So bye bye comfortable condo in Manhattan, hello life aboard.
I gave everything away and took the rest with me on board...

Was a bit head spinning at the beginning but feeling better... up to now feeling so much better. Who said professional life and passion are not compatible? I still have a suit and tie and like my job. Just that whenever I want/can, I hail the sails. Helps to put things in perspective.

Not a very complicated move. Just gave up the IKEA catalog and exchanged it for the Long Island coast guide :-)
Everybody gave me good reasons not to do it. Life on a boat is small, cold, not reasonable, putting you outside society bla bla bla.

At the end, I have no advice for others. Just feel good to have followed my mind. Makes me feel just who I am. That is good starting point ;-)

All that to just say that I am a happy person and am glad to join the community.
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Old 02-03-2011, 17:39   #2
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Sounds great !! welcome to cf..
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Old 02-03-2011, 17:49   #3
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Hi - welcome!

Where are you keeping your boat in NY. Is there a subway nearby?

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Hi Clipperton...
Greetings and welcome to CF.... suits are good... I always carry one for interviews, weddings and funerals... so far have not needed it but it helps with the diet....
try it on 3 times a years then starve for 3weeks....
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Clipperton, Congratulations! I saw from your earlier post that the plan was to keep the boat in Jersey City. Was this the outcome? We have friends in Port Washington who live aboard and we often stop there when cruising through. It's a tough crew up there that deals with the winter. 'enjoy it all!
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I gave everything away and took the rest with me on board...
Doh... You should have sold it, and donated the proceeds to a needy cause (like mine!)

Welcome aboard - and enjoy the living aboard!
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Welcome, you are amongst your own kind .
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Welcome aboard clipperton. You'll like it here.
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Welcome to CF

It's a great life living aboard once you make the adjustment.
It's really nice when you cast off the lines, get tired of somewhere, raise sail and find a new place until it's time for a new location..
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Congrats Clipperton good job bucking the tide.
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Yes, welcome aboard Clipperton. Just think, if you have enjoyed living aboard in NYC this winter, the spring and summer will be fantastic!

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Where are you keeping your boat in NY. Is there a subway nearby?

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Yes Margo, I keep my boat in Jersey City near the path train. So Manhattan remains reachable whenever I want. Great compromise.
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Doh... You should have sold it, and donated the proceeds to a needy cause (like mine!)

Welcome aboard - and enjoy the living aboard!
By gave everything away, i mean donated. Sorry it was not you cause but I guess all that is properly used now as well ;-)
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By gave everything away, i mean donated. Sorry it was not you cause but I guess all that is properly used now as well ;-)
OK, you're forgiven - so long as it all went to a good home and is well used!

How is life on board suiting you? Where do you keep your ironing board for your shirt collar?? I guess it's cold enough in Manhatten that you can keep your jacket on, so there's at least no need to iron the back!!
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Where do you keep your ironing board for your shirt collar??
Ironing board? What's that? I'm sure a big important NYC executive like him sends his shirts out - and always has drawers full of beautifully pressed and folded dress shirts. Life's too short for ironing!!
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