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Old 16-03-2008, 08:53   #1
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I am livingaboard for last 6 yrs. 38 ft sailboat. Bradenton/Sarsota fl area.:cubalibre
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Old 16-03-2008, 09:43   #2
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Old 16-03-2008, 10:02   #3
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Old 16-03-2008, 15:10   #4
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Hi Sailingwoman! This is my first post on this site too. I couldn't find the "Introductions forum"!

You mention that you've been living aboard for 6 years - it's advice from people like you that I need. I have this idea of doing exactly the same but have A LOT of convincing to do with "her indoors"! Perhaps being in the cold here (Belfast) isn't practical but I've loads of ideas that could solve that issue without making much of a carbon footprint!

At the moment I've an old (1964) 24' that'll keep me busy this spring/summer. She's a grand old gal for day sailing but doesn't describe "home" - least of all to "her indoors".

In the last year or so I've been looking at cat's. There's a host of info out there but the best I can find is on a forum like this.

Any do's and don't's suggestions for living aboard would be great. Since I also live in a much colder climate than Florida - I'm hoping there are others out there that might post some useful advice (more than the raised eyebrows and the shaking head of "her indoors").

I've just finished reading the "New Fastcat 405" thread and have fallen in love with the concept. I'm not too sure how well the solar panels will work in Ireland's grey skies - but the wind generator will surely be OK.

I'm anywhere between 1 to 5 years from buying a cat. The 405 tag of 320,000 puts me closer to the 5 year point - but before commiting I'm hoping the advice posted on this site will help me make a more informed decision.

So - Hi! Sorry to piggyback on Sailingwomans thread. Hope to get to know the site better soon!
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Welcome to you both! I promise you can find a mountain of good, accurate information on this site; it can really boost one's learning curve. Welcome again.
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