it used to be a romantic idea of mine. maybe fix up an old sail boat or something, and be a liveaboard in san fran or seattle, or vancouver. i doubt i could afford it now, and would probably barely spend any time on my boat. coming to shore to shower and go to gym etc. it was just a romantic idea of mine when i was in my 20’s. maybe it would suck?
I think @Unclehenry does …
I had a dream once. Living alone on a little ferry with solar panels and growing my own vegs with some livestock, goats and chicken, fishing in the sea… just drifting along the waves. Stupid me, i should have included a woman.
I wouldn’t want to live on a boat and be subject to the weather like that. I prefer living on land so I’m not suddenly in a storm in a boat that capsizes. People in the ocean have a dream life until they have to weather a storm and that can get really bad really quick. I like the idea of owning a boat that I use when I know weather should be good, spending the day on it, and then returning home.
My best friend wanted to retire to a boat. I think it would be fun but hard to maintain a life like that. It does sound romantic though.
My roommate in college had a yacht. We used to go hang out on it all the time. The marina had a bathhouse though. I would hate to live on one without that
Hey @Lifer, yes I have quite a bit of West coast BC and WA sailing and power boating experience. Over 20 years of sailing / cruising and 5 years as a liveaboard. You can get started on a small old powerboat or sailboat suitable for living on for as little as $5000 to $10000 CAD. Monthly liveaboard moorage with 30 AMP power and fresh water in the Vancouver BC will cost you about $500 CAD per month. Winter’s do get a little cold here but you can keep warm with electric heat, diesel heat or a catalytic heater. The rest of the year is awesome. Lots of wildlife. Sealife of all kinds including whales and 1 ton sea lions and eagles and beavers and otters jellyfish and more. And yes, I live with schiziphrenia and have for many years but I also drive a car and gave a boaters card and lots of experience skippering yachts and boats. Have been around boats for 60 years. If you ever want to get set up here in BC Canada, let me know .
sounds lovely, it’s is tempting. i always wanted to when i was younger. will send you a PM sometime if the thought ever gets serious for more info.
i thought of a boat name “destiny” probably not that original, may want to think of something better.
one time when i worked at the golf course, there was an older man named jim who lived on a boat on a marina on the ohio river. he also drove a cadillac and would always eat donuts. he was just working there for the free golf.
It would be cool. But, boats cost a lot to maintain.
Only if you want your boat to be sea worthy. If it’s just going nowhere and tied up to the dock all the time maintenance can be cheap.
I’ve thought about living on a boat. In doing my research there was something about it that made me drop the idea, and I think it was something legal (can’t remember if it was taxes, residency, I don’t know). If it’s something you wanna do, do your research first.
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