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Old 11-15-2021, 07:43 AM   #1
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Accidental Liveaboard in Annapolis

Good morning from slightly chilly but beautiful Annapolis!

Life circumstances, a bad breakup and flight from a home I didnít own have necessitated a move onboard my Carver 310 Santego. I know, not a trawler by any stretch. But Iíve got my eye on something else for the spring. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I found this forum while researching the vessel I have my eye on. A guy who owns the only other one Iíve found on the internet is a senior member here but hasnít been online since 2016. Mostly here for the liveaboard tips.

If anyone else knows of any Monark 58s out there, holler at your girl.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:01 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Stay warm.

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Old 11-15-2021, 09:04 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard and best of luck in making the best of an unplanned situation. If you have not done so already, try and find other liveaboards in your marina/dock to pick their brains about logistics of your site. Some marinas do have some frost free spigots that you can stretch a hose to and refill your water tanks periodically, others may have a cart and others offer nothing. Similar considerations for pump-outs should be looked into.

Insulated panels fitted to the inside of windows can be a game changer in terms of keeping warm, they can be made pretty easily and reasonably.
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:06 AM   #4
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NJ Monark

Have you seen this one in NJ?
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Old 11-15-2021, 10:02 AM   #5
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Mr. D. Now THAT is interesting!!!!
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Old 11-15-2021, 11:39 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard. We donít own a trawler anymore but still love TF.
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Old 11-15-2021, 12:54 PM   #7
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Mr. D. Now THAT is interesting!!!!
Yes, you have to love the backstories to some of these big boats.
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Old 11-15-2021, 01:55 PM   #8
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Wlcome and best of luck! I lived aboard in PAX river for two years. Donít have any info on that boat but I do encourage you to identify and get to know fellow liveaboarders near you, they can be an invaluable resource. Other advice I give is to never ďlook like a liveaboarder.Ē Once the marina sees youíre not an eyesore or liability they are usually much more helpful and cooperative. It can be a great experience or it can be misery, the choice is entirely yours. I can say that would totally do it again in a heartbeat. 😊
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Old 11-16-2021, 04:48 PM   #9
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We are spending another winter here in Maryland, the fourth out of the last five years. This is the first winter at Piney Narrows Yacht Haven on Kent Island. Previous years were spent at Hartge's in Galesville. As another mentioned, water will be a problem. At Hartge's we had to run 300 feet of hose to fill our tanks. Much easier here with a frost-free spigot nearby. As important is heat. What is your plan? Resistive heat (oil-filled radiators, ceramic block heaters) cost a lot to run. They generally consume 1,500 watts. On 24 hours, that amounts to 36 kilowatt-hours. At 15 cents per, that amounts to $5.40/day/heater if run on the high setting. One very cold January our metered bill was over $600. Our reverse cycle heat could not be used as the water temp had dropped too low. Then there is the issue of your holding tank.
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