Found my next place to live!!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by eingeist, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. eingeist

    eingeist

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    A 1970 Newport 27

    :supergrin:


    Will be an interesting lifestyle change...

    Hoping to move late summer.

    Anyone ever done it? Any advice or tips?
     
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    DrMaxit Dirtbag Airman

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    What the hell are you talking about? LoL
     

  3. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    Had a friend in High School who lived on/grew up on a boat. He loved it. It depends on the individual.

    His psyche was perfect for that kind of life. Jacksonville is not too bad of a place to do it either. Be sure you pick a nice place to be. Good luck.
     
  4. Collo Rosso

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    Oh..a boat. My first thought was 1970 newport? He's moving into a Chrysler? Well, a 1970 Chrysler Newport is big enough to sub-let the trunk!
     
  5. DrMaxit

    DrMaxit Dirtbag Airman

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    AAahhhh a boat! My pops lived on a boat for a while... I wouldn't mind doing that for a summer or something like that.
     
  6. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    27' is a pretty small boat to live on, especially a sailboat. I believe Newport called it a "weekender"? I lived on a 60' steel cruiser with my parents as a teenager for about a year. It got very cramped with three of us who didn't get along particularly well.
     
  7. eingeist

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    Baldy.. This would just be me. I agree a 27 footer is a bit small, but it really is pretty roomy given its short length. Besides it's just me living on it.

    Also the marina is very nice, with every amenity you can imagine. Showers, bathrooms, laundry, etc. I forgot to ask about internet service though.. Hopefully wifi reaches the docks.

    Ideally I'd like to live on a larger boat.

    I am renting it, actually. Not buying. I am afraid, being just a "kid" to buy a boat, and be stuck with a hole in the water that sucks all of my non-existent money away. So I posted on craigslist that I was looking to rent a live-a-board hoping someone would bite.. Maybe someone who lived out of town and couldn't look after their boat, or who needed help paying for a sailboat, was looking to sell and couldn't, or whatever reason may be. Anyone one guy responded and this is what he's got. Seems reasonable. It's cheaper to rent it than it would be to rent an apartment. Of course the lifestyle is different. Gotta get rid of my 42" TV, but nonetheless it sounds like an excellent experience.

    The details still need to be worked out but I definitely think it's something I want to do. Never thought about finding someone to rent from before.
     
  8. pulaskipusher

    pulaskipusher Topodaworldma!

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    Keep us posted on how it goes! I have heard that 27 Feet is to small to live on. 30 feet is the rule so we will see.

    http://cheaprvliving.com/Boat_Living.html

    My wife and I have talked about it but don't have the gall to pull the trigger. Having a kid changes you I guess.

    Best of luck! I admire your ambition to do this!
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Great for picking up hippy chicks.

    You don't mind hairy legs, do ya?
     
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    Very much so, after a week on my 27'er I ready to go home. Weekends are great on it.
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    That will be awesome!

    If I knew how to sail, id already have bought a boat and made the move!

    I was actually just talking to some buddies about it the other day!

    Then I'd have a good reason to buy that Mossberg mariner too!


    *PICS!*

    *eta:curious, Aren't you in college or recently graduated?(maybe i'm mixing up avatars and threads)
     
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    The place that guy suggests is actually about mile from where our 25ft sailboat is. There are quite a few live-a-boards in our marina. I would definitely want a 30ft+ if I were to live on it. I would love to do it sometime, but I don't think I have the guts to. I wish I could quit my job and just sail around to different places. That would be so much fun.
     
  13. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    You can get yourself ready by living in your closet for awhile.

    Don't forget to get rid of all your stuff.
     
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    Sounds like tight quarters. Just make sure you have a fire alarm and a CO detector at each end of the boat with fresh batteries.
    Or, you could go Sonny Crockett style and get a pet gator.
    :whistling:
     
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    I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat. Everybody look at me cause I'm sailing on a boat.

    Sounds like fun. Remember, have adventures. You're young.
     
  19. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Good luck to you anyway. It could be a lot of fun or in six months you could find yourself wanting to burn the thing down to the water line while dancing naked on the dock.



    ps The advice about living in your closet for training was I'm sure tongue in cheek but not far off the mark either.
     
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    Never leave the boat. Never leave the *&^$ boat - Chef.

    Good luck. :wavey: