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Old 11-08-2018, 06:51 PM   #6
LongJohn
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City: Watts Bar Lake, Tn River
Country: USA
Vessel Name: RedBoat
Vessel Model: MS 34T
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 113
Just me, but I needed a reason. I worked for an electric utility in Tn that had facilities along the river. It was convenient for me to live aboard my houseboat and follow the work from unit to unit. I lived aboard for 8 years. It was great in mild weather, but challenging in winter; not just heat in the boat, but long walks across icy deserted docks to the parking lot, limited dock services.... Then I got retired, and coincidentally got a nice offer to move ashore. Never regretted the experience, but my boat had become my home and I treated it as such - never away from the dock unless moving to the next job. Sold my liveaboard and bought a boat; working well so far.
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