Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
Aloha Terrydean, Welcome aboard!!
First check the price and availability of liveaboard slips or moorings in the area you want to settle.
settle?!?! already!?!?! ack!!!
like where you are.....here in SD live aboards are getting next to impossible to find.....although i have spent a good deal of my life in SD, i look at as a "port" in my life.....ultimate goal is going "feral" in various parts
of the world....anywhere the water
is warm and the sun shines from directly overhead all yr long.
whats LOD?....and aft cockpit? hummmm.....i have been more attracted to CPs.....in a live aboard what would be the pro/cons?.....also just found cats attractive....although i dont know how well they are for class A sailing......
If you just want to liveaboard then pick a boat that looks like an apartment.
yes....i do visualize myslef standing (im 6'5"), livin on each boat i board...cooking, showering, relaxing, reading, thinking, loving....
Here on this island (the size of the State of Connecticut) there are no liveaboards allowed.
was reading in a local paper an artical written about the local BAH-zillionaire (copley) and his new 33M yaaah-ACK!.....you know the registaring in the marshall islands
, out of american waters for a year to avoid duties/taxes.....port entry fees
.....you know....all that rich tax stuff......get a big enough sailer (40+), call it a business, lease
it out to to a charter
company for 3 months a year......and i can "make money"....or at least pay for itself......donno......came across a handout a recent boat show
that itemized the bennies of chartering with "XYZ" company 3 months and yr as opposed to outright owning.......the "numbers" looked good....any thoughts on that?
yes....i can see where in more "developed/cosmo" waters this would be the case.....however im really not interesed in that.....other than checking in for a spell to taste some "city life"....then "disappear" again.....ultimately im looking to find a better quality of life, that to me meaning less consumption
, competition for space....all that.....wanting to Keep it Simple as the saying goes......i (re) discovered it a few years ago and REALLY embraced it.......