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Old 10-07-2011, 11:35   #1
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This May Sound Crazy, but . . .

I really want to know what it's like to live on a boat for a year before I purchase one... do any of you know of someone renting one out in the Charleston, SC area?
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:48   #2
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I really want to know what it's like to live on a boat for a year before I purchase one... do any of you know of someone renting one out in the Charleston, SC area?

Never heard of anyone renting a boat for that length of time! Would you not be better ¨crewing¨ for 12 months?
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:58   #3
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Re: This may sound crazy, but...

I have to work and have a 15 year old son, so that's not an option for the next few years! I met someone once that lived on his friend's boat for a while- paid rent just like an apartment. I'm sure it's not common, but maybe there is someone out there!
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Re: This may sound crazy, but...

are you wanting to sail on this boat? Or is it just somewhere to live? I met 2 guys who rent rooms on a boat in Gibraltar, it never leaves the marina and I think there are 4 people living on board?
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Re: This may sound crazy, but...

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Buy a used 35' travel trailer, that's as close a way as any. Plenty of FEMA trailers out there from Katrina..
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Re: This May Sound Crazy, but . . .

Aloha and welcome aboard!
I hope you can find someone that needs a boat sitter. Try marina bulletin boards and crew lists at marinas. A lot of sailing clubs post ads and I suppose craigslist does too but I'm not certain about that.
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