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Old 29-04-2011, 12:42   #31
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Re: Planning to Liveaboard from Massachusetts

Aloha and welcome aboard!
I was going to say that a good diesel engine is the most expensive addition to a boat but someone already beat me to it.
There is a book title mentioned after my signature and a couple of links that you might be interested in trying. The search engine linked there is a google search that might help you answer specific questions.
Even if you are extremely handy in all things there are some boats that you should avoid so before taking the plunge post here in one of the other threads which boat you are about ready to put money into and you'll hear from others on the forum who either have owned the boat or who have had experinces aboard them.
Good luck in your search. The searching part can be a whole lot of fun and if I were to do it again I'd buy a boat in sailing condition that just needs some updates and cleaning up and a small repair or two. I've spent way too long rebuilding a boat and I'd rather be sailing.
Diesel is the preferred auxiliary engine.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:29   #32
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Re: Planning to Liveaboard from Massachusetts

I've taken a look at a half dozen boats so far, but they've all been in more rough condition than I'm willing to dive into. I'm headed to the library on Friday to grab a few books and start reading
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I've taken a look at a half dozen boats so far, but they've all been in more rough condition than I'm willing to dive into. I'm headed to the library on Friday to grab a few books and start reading
Good move on looking hands on, see in reality what you learn from others / books / internetland.

Free learning from someone else's problems is always good
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Old 05-05-2011, 16:47   #34
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Welcome and just one word of advice from someone who has been sailing over 40 years and built his last two boats.. Just do it but you need to throw out the plan. Cruising has a way of slowing everything down
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Welcome and just one word of advice from someone who has been sailing over 40 years and built his last two boats.. Just do it but you need to throw out the plan. Cruising has a way of slowing everything down
Duly noted. The 'plan' is more like a to-do list with wobbly time estimates attached to them.
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In NH now on Mass border if you would like help in your search
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I'm taking a bit of time off on the active hunt, I need to replace the engine in my car this week, so I have a pretty busy period coming up.
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Duly noted. The 'plan' is more like a to-do list with wobbly time estimates attached to them.
I did a course in the military and one of the first comments the instructors said was: "A plan is a list of stuff that just isn't going to happen". Mainly because once things start happening, you end up reacting to what's going on. A plan is more of a general guideline without any requirement to strictly follow.
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I did a course in the military and one of the first comments the instructors said was: "A plan is a list of stuff that just isn't going to happen". Mainly because once things start happening, you end up reacting to what's going on. A plan is more of a general guideline without any requirement to strictly follow.
Yeah, but to good to know (or at least have an idea ) of what you are trying to acheive and how you intend to do so.

Even if only so you can later look back and laugh
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Even if only so you can later look back and laugh
Yep... You gotta enjoy laughing at yourself sometime.
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Yep... You gotta enjoy laughing at yourself sometime.
Some of the best laughs I've ever had.....
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Some of the best laughs I've ever had.....
Even if not the best, they're certainly the most frequent.
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