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Old 18-04-2017, 17:23   #16
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After 45 years of successful liveaboard cruising, I was recently asked, "How is Life Ashore?"

It's driving me crazy!

There's nothing to do in order to maintain my electrical supply. No wiring, trouble-shooting, co-ordinating the supply of my 12VDC & AC, diesel generator, wind, solar. No plumbing concerns, water storage, holding tank, maceraters. No growth below, zincs, prop, through-hulls, no roll, no chafe, no tide, no wake, no anchor drag, pumps, motors, hydraulic system.....

On the boat, I did something for the boat every day. It could of been a small segment of a big project or a simple short job. Those aspiring to live aboard are always asking for advice,- what boat, downsizing, how to do this...,that.

Here I am looking at the other side and moving off the boat. The one behavior that is most effective for successful iveaboard cruising is a steady work ethic dedicated to the boat. Do something for the boat every day.

So what do I do now? ..arrange my sock drawer?

I NEED to buy another boat!
Someone sounds like they have a lawn or garden in their furtive
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Old 18-04-2017, 17:26   #17
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Feel better!
I'm chuckling to myself imagining the fidget factor is hitting hard. Roller skating? Wonderful! I love to skate but gave away my skates for life aboard. Im a little envious in a way!
But wait...aren't you the guy who painted his toenails on watch? It seems you have a creative bent! Painting is wonderfully fullfilling. Might you try art?
Also, you might try rubber duckies and submarines in the bath. I have it on good authority that a nice long soak is stress relieving but, in my opinion, dang boring so that's why I suggest the toys! Ask Nancie to join you and get some tub crayons...
Anyway, I hope you get your boat sold soon so you can get your Down East 32! Sounds like you won't truly be happy until you are fixing something!
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Old 18-04-2017, 17:34   #18
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Oh hey, I almost forgot. Mom always treated my ear infections with warm oil of clove. Heat it gently until just warm and use a dropper to put 1 or two drops in your ear. The warm oil will ease the pain and clove oil has antiseptic properties. It's soothing any way and might offer you relief. Also, if the doc is trying Z pack and other newer antibiotics, try good old fashioned penicillin. That worked for my last ear infection when nothing else did!
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Old 18-04-2017, 17:47   #19
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Houses and boats, no comparison. 10 average houses = 1 boat, maybe more. Just saying for what it's worth. My specialist subject is fixing both.
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Old 18-04-2017, 18:21   #20
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Re: What Work Ethic Works?

I can commiserate, as ever since I was about 3, I've always had a project in the works that when I was done, I could say "I built that" , or "I fixed that". And yes, I had real tools at that age... Thanks Dad!

So as a result, I've hand built a lot of gifts for friends & family. Along with making working on boats a vocation at times. Perhaps that would suit you? Meaning "Have tools will travel".

Or... buy another boat. Even if but a trailer tri. You can still get your bi-monthly anchoring fixes with an F-31. And they're a blast to sail.
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Old 18-04-2017, 18:28   #21
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...dam caterpillar in my ear....
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Old 18-04-2017, 22:43   #22
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Houses and boats, no comparison. 10 average houses = 1 boat, maybe more. Just saying for what it's worth. My specialist subject is fixing both.
Naw, for similar condition and price, the work load is pretty similar to maintain similar condition.

It's just different stuff you have to take care of. The utilities on a house need less oversight but the yard, driveway, etc... need constant maintenance.
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Old 19-04-2017, 00:31   #23
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Hudson Force I'm not being "weird" but bout 1 1/2- 2 weeks ago while sitting in my chair drinking coffee in front of my house on the East bank of the St John's river (across from Crowley dock) watched a Ketch Rig going "up river" n thought "that just might be Mr./Mrs. Hudson Force" heading to GCS... .................
......... Hope you get to feeling better soon.
'wasn't me, but thanks for the thought!
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Hafa beat me too it! Off grid cabin! We just bought an excavator! That out to keep me out of trouble for weeks!

Oh yea, make sure it's a challenge to get to!
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Old 19-04-2017, 08:15   #25
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We are stuck ashore for a couple of years due to family, so we bought a fixer house on 2 lots, but we cannot do too much until it quits raining as the roof ( framing and all) has to go first. So we have been planting 3 6x16 raised bed vegetable gardens, 23 fruit trees, 20 various berry bushes and some grapes between rain the last month. Plus working on some interior stuff. We plan on selling the house in 2 years and keeping the 1/2 acre lot for a future home. There is always something to do wherever you may be. I am thinking about getting an ear infection to give me some more stuff to take care of.
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Old 19-04-2017, 09:14   #26
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Find a good hooker
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After 45 years of successful liveaboard cruising, I was recently asked, "How is Life Ashore?"

It's driving me crazy!

There's nothing to do in order to maintain my electrical supply. No wiring, trouble-shooting, co-ordinating the supply of my 12VDC & AC, diesel generator, wind, solar. No plumbing concerns, water storage, holding tank, maceraters. No growth below, zincs, prop, through-hulls, no roll, no chafe, no tide, no wake, no anchor drag, pumps, motors, hydraulic system.....

On the boat, I did something for the boat every day. It could of been a small segment of a big project or a simple short job. Those aspiring to live aboard are always asking for advice,- what boat, downsizing, how to do this...,that.

Here I am looking at the other side and moving off the boat. The one behavior that is most effective for successful iveaboard cruising is a steady work ethic dedicated to the boat. Do something for the boat every day.

So what do I do now? ..arrange my sock drawer?

I NEED to buy another boat!


Well then I think I've got it !

Re-upholster the entire place in sunbrella.

Going from teak and lexan to sheetrock and thermopane windows can't be easy.

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Well then I think I've got it !

Re-upholster the entire place in sunbrella.

Going from teak and lexan to sheetrock and thermopane windows can't be easy.

All the Best
Now that's funny!

How about a merry go round in the back yard rigged with sails? Be sure to put in reefing for high winds!
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What Work Ethic Works?

You could learn to putter around the garden (God knows I'm not looking forward to that)
Or get a hobby, depends on your interests maybe RC airplanes?

Or as was suggested, buy an old house. Seriously. It would give you plenty to do, and unless you really botch it up, likely you will get your money back.
Maybe buy an old house to refurb and sell?
Buy an old duplex, fix up half, rent it out and let renter pay for mortgage while you fix the other half.
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Now I see my mistake! I didn't buy an old house on an acre with a lawn and a driveway. I'm renting a little 1,300+ square foot place on a small lake. The property management corporation does all the maintenance and repair. Guys pass by with big mowers and patrol the parking area with leaf blowers. We had a nearby lightning strike last week and our AC was not working. We reported it and a maintenance team repaired it within a couple hours. Nancie broke a knob on a galley (Kitchen) drawer and a guy came with a new knob and "insisted" on "installing" it. If a faucet drips, people are standing by and I'm paying less than Fort Lauderdale slip rental!

Yes, I need to buy another boat!
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