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Old 04-15-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Just joined….somehow my bride decided that we should think about getting a boat to live aboard 5-6 months a year. Being in the Navy for 30 years, the only 'boat' I've lived on is the aircraft carrier. The only boats I've driven are the odd bass boat or ski boat (with obligatory cocktail in hand). Should I just tell her to sit in the corner and hush or actually look into the deal?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Try chartering a boat somewhere to see if you and your bride like it!
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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I've thought about doing that…kinda hard here in the mountains of Colorado. The adverts I've seen want @ $1500/day for a charter..that's out of my league
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #5
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Greetings,
Mr. a. Welcome aboard. If you can get away with telling your bride to "...to sit in the corner and hush..." you're a better man than I OR you've got a death wish...

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Doesn't boating season and Colorado's hunting season coincide? Decisions, decisions.....
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:49 PM   #7
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Have a look at:

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:23 AM   #9
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:26 AM   #10
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Get yourself to Florida for a week and go visit a few in water brokerage places. You will both either get completely hooked or get it out of your minds.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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I think you are a lucky man but don't know it .
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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I have to agree with AV8R and Bligh, I used to bareboat charter a 46' trawler from San Juan Charters. They offer excellent training for new captains and a very easy charter experience. The boat's owner was also from Colorado.

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Old 04-17-2014, 09:58 PM   #13
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alizard, I second the charter suggestion. I took my wife to Anacortes yacht charters back in 1981 and we've been on boats since, including 15 years living aboard and cruising. We've only got a short time here on earth and it just ain't any fun without a boat. Go for it!
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard Mr./Ms. tego.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #15
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I totally agree with Pack mule, most guys would give an arm and a leg to have a lady like yours, keen to live aboard.
One tip I've learned over the years, you decide the mechanicals and only take her to view boats that fill your criteria, then let her choose from that list what suits her criteria = equals two happy people and harmonious cruising= bliss.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:03 PM   #16
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:52 PM   #17
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My wife said the same thing. We are now lives boards for the summer. Of course we are now talking about staying on just a bit longer..... Ha ha. Do it! Have fun!

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:55 PM   #18
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Oh, and not to hijack the thread but we finally decided on the name Adelante. Yeah, it's Spanish and means "forward" and is an adverb so both action and description. I was going down the list of our life and came to the conclusion we are always going forward. I love this stuff! Enjoy the adventure!
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