Originally Posted by Traumagas
My wife and I are 9-5ers on the daily grind....We have been looking to take the Plunge living aboard ....we are looking at a leopard
cats and have the dockage and all the specifics worked out. But What MAKEs YOU JUST Do it ? I am pretty confident Financials are in Place however long term inflation is a concern....We are TYPE "A" People and Always like our ducks in Line. Just Love to know what others have experienced when they Knew its time to JUST DO IT .
Thanks in advance with any experiences
From my experience as a cruiser I am somewhat ignorant of boats and weather
Don't understand what person type I am neither.
But.. I couldn't afford a boat. I used my 1 tonne pickup with canopy as my home. I own 2 houses but as soon as I moved away I became quested to buy things such that the tenants could have luxurious lifestyles. This is broken, that doesn't work
, electricity bill too high, etc, etc.
After a few months, I drove home.. Stuff wasn't broken, electricity was high because air con was 24-7 high speed high compression
(even when away a day).. I stayed in ute. Upgraded to a 40footer.. About a year later made profit on the 40footer and drove the mini me cruiser off again.
I was now living in paid motels and on weekends sleeping on coast. My friend whom was paid same to stay at motel lived on a 40-50foot cruiser on weekends. He lost
his life. Alone, drunk, drowned. Sad. Just a common danger
often not written.
Anyway.. Would of, could of been worse if I was out to sea.. Set up your responsibilities well or be played with.
Now my cruiser is a van.. You beauty.. Upgraded.
Looking at a boat (+2 years to sort stuff first.sell a house, etc).
My tenant is excellent and knows better now. Eg. We both win. He pays much less than anywhere else and I make cents; not dollars.
I'd much rather a boat as a cruiser.. Marina sorts out living much like from a house. Can still bicycle to work during working age. My problem now being that my girlfriend is the seasick type. I hope I can bull ship my way into my preferred sleeping habitat. Boat unknown.. Basically whatever combination available in a couple of years that suits my budget
. I'd like a long keel
that plows the bow and buries the deck
. I'm ignorant of anchor
with such though.. Fish
finder might be a bit green faced. Speed of tri, platform of cat looks good too but I'd be scared ship less in the roaring forties while dancing with whales. A Dolphin hit breached keel
Very interested in bildge keels. Lay on marina or sit on a shoal. I am ignorant. I don't know how much depth
a breaker has.
But.. If you're both boaties and have shore duties organized to suit your new home. I'm glad to think you're winning.