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Old 09-28-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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City: Poulsbo, WA
Vessel Name: M/V Knot Knormal
Vessel Model: President 41
Join Date: May 2011
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Another thing to consider is just how bad is your "bad back". And can you do something about it. Boats move, sometimes a lot and in unexpected directions. Just something to think about. Now, as to training, start with a local Power Squadron or USCGAux boating course and learn all you can, especially about Rules of the Road. If that boat really feels comfortable to you AND it fits the kind of boating you plan on doing then get it and hire a local captain to training you on your boat. Join a boating group or Yacht club and hang out with people who have boats, some of whom will be live-aboards.

As to your land-based house, rent it out for a couple of years and then, once you determine that the live-aboard life is really for you THEN sell it.

We moved aboard a little of 4 years ago and got rid of the house just this year. Not looking back now.

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