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Old 19-04-2017, 18:08   #1
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Liveaboard Interview

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I'm new to this forum. I have always been passionate about being on boats, I've worked at a sailing club and been building boats my whole life now. I hope to one day think about pursuing liveaboard, but I have a LOT of questions about pursuing this field. I can find a lot of things on this forum, but there are some things that I still have a fair amount of questions about, more specific questions. I was wondering if anyone might be available for a short, twenty minute Skype interview sometime soon. This will also be a tremendous help for one of my classes at school. Liveaboard has always been my dream, and I want to make my dream a reality.
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Re: Liveaboard Interview

Might I be so bold as to suggest you take yourself to a marina or boatyard and visit with a variety of boat owners? Also read books, magazines and websites.

If you're passionate about this life know that independence is often a trait of successful boaters. A bit of initiative and self education would allow you to hone your questions.

Unless you have a prepared set of queries now? If that is the case ask away.

Is this for a school paper? Were that the case call your local Coast Guard auxiliary or Power Squadron. Make an appointment there and you'll get your information in person.

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Re: Liveaboard Interview

Thanks for responding. It's for a project about researching your main life goal, and we needed an interview. I wasn't sure that that was really right in this field, so we had the same mindset. The coast guard is a really good idea.
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Re: Liveaboard Interview

Don't think USCG or Power Squadron will have much knowledge of the liveaboard lifestyle. Find a marina with some liveaboards and go talk to them.
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Re: Liveaboard Interview

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Thanks for responding. It's for a project about researching your main life goal, and we needed an interview. I wasn't sure that that was really right in this field, so we had the same mindset. The coast guard is a really good idea.
Are you making a movie? Why Skype and not just a phone call / e-mail?

A friend of mine worked as a salesman at a Harley dealer, and some woman kept calling him with questions about Harleys. It took him a while to finally figure out she was lying about wanting a Harley and was just writing a movie script. Pissed him off.
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I agree. Go out and talk to liveaboards. Most are friendly and will gladly share knowledge with you.
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