After months of searching, traveling through several states and dealing with countless not as advertised boats our journey finally began when we ended up in Baltimore
, MD to purchase
our first live aboard sailboat.
We now realize the engine
will take much more time and money
to fix and we have yet to purchase
making our stay here a few months longer than anticipated. We have no issue with this as we have worked hard through the years to position our careers already and are not afraid of or to proud to work
side jobs too. We are determined and focused to get it ready to sail and live our dream of living/working on a boat
and someday even make it to the Caribbean
While we do have income
(we have a remote
company) it isn't quite where we need it yet or where we can afford over $500 to be towed less than 3 miles?!
The Marina where we are currently located does not allow liveaboards, even though they have been amazingly helpful and have allowed us to get it sea ready as we possibly can while here. We did find a marina around 2.5 miles away that accepts liveaboards while they work
Since this is a newly purchased boat
with a pre-existing condition (engine) we cannot purchase US Boats or Sea Tow membership
to be towed. Each estimate we have received has been from $500-$750.
If anyone knows of a way to be towed via water
cheaper or even knows someone in the Baltimore
, MD area willing to tow us we would pay everything we possibly can. We aren't looking for free, but just need someone who would be willing to help out. We can pay what we have or even offer services such as web development, tech support, or even manual labor.
Thanks for reading and glad to finally be a part (almost) of the sailing live aboard community. Whatever happens we will see you out there, maybe just a little later than originally thought.
Kind regards to you and yours.