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Old 09-07-2016, 08:02   #1
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They say we're crazy!

Hello from Florida!

My husband and I are planning on buying a power boat and living aboard at a nearby marina. We are in our late 50's. Our friends and kids think we're crazy. We know it won't be easy, but we want to give it a try. We figure we will commit to a year.

Hoping to fine some answers through this forum.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:05   #2
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Welcome to the asylum! Lots of info here. Pictures of all boats welcome! I came to ask questions and stayed because everyone here is as crazy or crazier than I....
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:16   #3
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As a fellow liveaboard....I look ashore and see living on land as crazy.
But seriously, your family and friends will always think different is crazy...that's how they are conditioned. Just ignore them politely.
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As a fellow liveaboard....I look ashore and see living on land as crazy.
But seriously, your family and friends will always think different is crazy...that's how they are conditioned. Just ignore them politely.
Yup! Just smile and nod! Do not explain or defend.
There is so much for you to look forward to. Just think, you can decline all ticky tacky your relatives may give as gifts...no room!
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Dirt People Scare me.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:06   #6
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Thelmalou222, Welcome to the community. There's nothing crazy about living aboard a boat for those that have adapted and there are many advantages. What is your general location in Florida? We've been in slips or anchorages at most Florida areas over the years. Keep us posted of your adventures!
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Asylum indeed! There are pros and cons to living aboard of course. Lots of satisfaction and fun too. Your neighbors are usually far friendlier than those in a suburban block. The forum is a good source. Enjoy.
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welcome to the nutc=hatch.
once you are settled in, invite your nearest and dearest to dinner on board. show em.
to make it even more awesome, force em to eat dinner while cruising around the bay, anchor out for a few --- and show em. is all good. they just jellus. you doin gud., btw--there IS a use for power boats on this planet--i used to own some...
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One of the best posts Ive read on this forum.
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As an old retired Aviator, we used to call them Earth Pigs.
As I think about it, I guess that sort of still applies to my new life


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The Amazing Sharon and I just finished dinner in the cockpit. People who do not live like this are the crazy ones
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Bought my first boat a year ago. Absolutely love it. And yes I am crazy. And 59.
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Thelmalou,

Welcome aboard Cruisers Forum. You have a great attitude. Most people feel threatened by what you are planning to do, so they sort of want to stop you. Obviously you and your good man get to make your own decisions, and this one should give you lots of pleasure, and if it doesn't suit, you'll move on.

Only thing is, liveaboard slips can be hard to come by, so might check if your marina has liveaboard vacancies. Generally, this is best done by going there and chatting to them, as they want to see you first.

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It's not readily convinced on others just try it. It will take a year to get "in the groove" though.
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We haven't moved aboard yet, that is next year after the kid starts school, but the more I think about it, ones that are nuts are the ones that don't.
I won't miss mowing grass, raking pine straw, picking up pine cones, trimming hedges, paying a water bill, sewage bill, property taxes, garbage bill, work and everything related to that and all kinds of other normal ordinary things your supposed to do.

Way I figure it is the only way to win the rat race, is not to compete.


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