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Old 21-05-2018, 05:54   #31
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Re: Purchasing the largest and cheapest boat just for mooring / anchoring?

This is why almost all mooring fields now require insurance.

And there are many experienced cruisers with well-found boats that find this insurance increasingly difficult to even purchase let alone afford.
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Old 21-05-2018, 06:34   #32
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Re: Purchasing the largest and cheapest boat just for mooring / anchoring?

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I'm not personally looking for the cheapest boat possible but I thought it was a valid topic I'm curious about..

I have been trying to research on living on the hook in the Miami area, even posted about it a few weeks ago and didn't get any replies:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ea-200821.html
You also might want to find someone to let you stay on their boat, alone, for a month. You may find that living on the hook is not your cup of tea. It can be a lot harder than you think.

That being said, there are about 5 full time live aboards in the Punta Gorda mooring field (Near Laishley Park Marina), if you're in the area you should talk to one of them.

I lived aboard in Laishley Park Marina for 6 months, took my boat out often, kept it clean and had no problems living there. There was an extra $50/mth added to my bill for living aboard more than 5 days straight, but I had to live somewhere.
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Re: Purchasing the largest and cheapest boat just for mooring / anchoring?

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You can get liveaboard slips for $5 per foot in the Newport Beach and Santa Barbara area?
No clue about the answer, but I'd bet the earlier comment was describing a premium over and above actual slip rates for a given boat.

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Re: Purchasing the largest and cheapest boat just for mooring / anchoring?

I've spent about 7 months so far on anchor, but it was mostly moving along, never in the same place for more than a week or two. I do know the challenges, and it all depends on the anchorage with what the situation is and what's easily available etc.

I definitely know it's not nearly as easy as sitting at the dock.

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You also might want to find someone to let you stay on their boat, alone, for a month. You may find that living on the hook is not your cup of tea. It can be a lot harder than you think.

That being said, there are about 5 full time live aboards in the Punta Gorda mooring field (Near Laishley Park Marina), if you're in the area you should talk to one of them.

I lived aboard in Laishley Park Marina for 6 months, took my boat out often, kept it clean and had no problems living there. There was an extra $50/mth added to my bill for living aboard more than 5 days straight, but I had to live somewhere.
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Re: Purchasing the largest and cheapest boat just for mooring / anchoring?

Donīt want to give bad ideas but there are ways to obtain a "free" boat in the US.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...at-201613.html
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