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Old 02-22-2012, 03:24 AM   #10
Tony B
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City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
RE: Will you be a boater for the rest of your life?

Generally, when someone asks themselves this question it is because they have serious doubts.

Right now my wife (71) and me (65) have not even spoken about the possibility of moving off the boat, except for of course, onto another boat. We have been living aboard since at least 1998 (I think, maybe earlier) and will remain live-aboards.

She actually attributes her good physical condition to the live-aboard lifestyle.

We do some of the maintenance ourselves and hire out some stuff. Just depends on whether I feel like messin with it or not. When you get to the point that you want to do everything yourself on*your boat, on your motor vehicles, on your home, etc., you might find that you are always working on your toys more than enjoying them for what you bought them for. Everyone is different and has different likes and dislikes. Me personally, I bought a boat to go boating. I enjoy boating way more than fixing.
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