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Old 10-16-2016, 07:44 AM   #121
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The absolute biggest mistake experienced boaters make when eyeballing a liveaboard is concerning storage space.

It is easy to look at "rooms" and see yourself performing day to day acts and say to yourself...oh...It's plenty big enough.

But for the average person, if you added up all their closet, drawer, and cabinet space in their dirt dwelling, including wherever they store tools, hobby stuff, spare parts for their engines, etc..... that space alone would probably be bigger than the interior cubic footage of their idea of a great liveaboard.

As long as you have something on land that stores stuff, it's better.....

But most totally underestimate how much stuff tries to stay onboard when you live aboard....and way too many people let it grow to the amount where moving it all around to get underway happens less and less till you have a dock condo.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:11 AM   #122
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.... on the other hand, spent 10 years in an 80 sqft apt (8x10) and loved every minute of it.

.....get the smallest one that suits your needs" i've separated needs from wants, and know that boats are an expense by the foot. i've been a slave to managing and maintaining all my properties most my adult life. it will be a relief for me to be back to a spartan lifestyle.
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i'm not looking for opulence. just all the modern conveniences of full bathroom, hot running water, air conditioning, electric, wifi, nice sanitary metal and fiberglass compartments and surfaces are what comes to mind. a mobile studio apt. anything else is a fishing boat.
I thought you were looking for simplicity?
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:31 AM   #123
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20 or so years ago i'm sure i was the guy searching for a deal on a 30 year old, 40'-60' castle on the sea. now, this old guy just wants a 5 yr old, 30 footer he can cast a line out just a few miles from the marina.

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as i become better informed (a work in progress) what i currently like are the 34' ameilcan and nordic tugs with raised pilot houses. getting exactly what i want won't be possible by local purchase. i got time to learn all i can to accomplish my goal.
They are nice boats, but I don't think you are going to find them in your price range.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:39 PM   #124
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simplicity in terms of no extra statesrooms, 2nd bathrooms, no flybridge, extra wash sinks or 2nd coolking bbq area. . . simplicity in terms of form following function of a utilitarian tug. i'm sure with a $200k budget, i won't have to cut out hot water.



QUOTE=brian eiland;489079]I thought you were looking for simplicity?[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:17 AM   #125
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Mainship

I have a good mainship needs some tlc but I bought a new boat and would take $10,000 for the 1986 mklll mainship
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:01 AM   #126
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simplicity in terms of no extra statesrooms, 2nd bathrooms, no flybridge, extra wash sinks or 2nd coolking bbq area. . . simplicity in terms of form following function of a utilitarian tug.

i'm sure with a $200k budget, i won't have to cut out hot water.
In that part of the world hot water can often be supplied via a black bag on the coach roof that heats the water via sunlight, and flows downhill to the shower with no need for a pump

Otherwise there are a tremendous variety of instantaneous hot water heaters over there, and propane to fuel them.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:20 AM   #127
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Maybe this will help show you how to look at a potential boat with a critical eye.
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