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Old 23-07-2013, 17:28   #1
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Hello all newbee here and lv this site!!!! Many will say I'm crazy but looking for any advice and input. I have a 23' sailboat and getting ready to hit the ditch and live aboard. Kinda small I know but ready for the adventure. Thanks.....R
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Old 23-07-2013, 18:31   #2
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"Hi" floatinhippie -
Sorry, couldn't resist.

Two suggestions -
1) Know all the appropriate maritime laws and regulations and obey them.
2) To live free in an unfree world, keep a low profile.

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Old 23-07-2013, 18:32   #3
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum floatinhippie. Good to have you aboard. If it works for you thats all that counts.
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Old 24-07-2013, 03:58   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, R.
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Old 24-07-2013, 04:11   #5
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Hi... Welcome to CF..
Enjoy the 'Ditch'...
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Old 24-07-2013, 04:31   #6
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If the boat is big enough for you, that's all that matters. I have heard comments from some boaters that 45 is too small and from others that over 30' is too big. Once met two couples living on a 27' boat in the Caribbean so 23' should be doable for one.

I live in Florida but had to google map to find Debary. So is your boat on a trailer or do you keep it on the coast somewhere?
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Afternoon all. New to the site but not to boats.. Currently have a 26ft cabin cruiser but Wife and I have been discussing our retirement in about 10 years and have always talked about retiring on a boat. Weve or Ive done some research but just really getting into it now and thought this may be a good place for advice... To broad a question for everything but definitely welcome any invite or direction on where to look for info.. Weve pretty much decided on a power boat in the 40 ft range preferably aft cabin. Mainly live aboard but plan to take a couple trips a year or maybe even spend winters down in the islands.. we live in SC now.. Some of the things Im looking for is whats best for fuel economy maintenance etc.. I know there will be trade offs for everything but Ive got 7 or 8 years to figure all this out! Thanks in advance for any on-site!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Scooter.
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