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Old 02-06-2021, 04:58 AM   #1
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Hi, my name is Andy.
I have wanted to live aboard a boat, most of life. I was in a house fire two years ago and I'm disabled. My hobby was wood sign carving! Now I would like to live aboard a boat in the future. Thank you
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Old 02-06-2021, 05:17 AM   #2
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Well coming on here might be a good place to start. Welcome to TF, and good luck with your dream.
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I lived on the ocean in California in my twenties. Now I'm 56 and ready to have a second career. That's more a life style. Actually, I'm an abstract artist! Andy
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Welcome to TF Andy. There's a broad range of contributors here. Working a liveaboard plan is achievable and there are many twists between dream and reality. Having adapted to a disability, I'm sure you're no stranger to overcoming challenges.

Abstract artist? We have a LOT of abstract people on this forum. Not sure about the artist part. If you also paint, I'm thinking a cool paint job reminiscent of the airliners Peter Max was commissioned to paint back in the 70s.

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Andy!
I began this boating journey in KY and eventually made it to the coast and began to live these boat dreams.
It is ALL possible.


I know a guy, retired from a Cincinnati plant, boat a sailboat, cruised down the Ohio River to KY Lake, down to Mobile Bay and eventually to the NC
So landlocked or not....all things are possible with dreams.


I wish you well.


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Old 02-06-2021, 09:41 AM   #7
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Welcome!!
I am sorry to learn about your disability, as a result of a house fire.

I will be bold enough to ask, what type of disability and to what degree.
Basically, if you are confined to wheel chair, your options are greatly limited, when it comes to boat choices.
Can you get on and off the boat and live independently? Can you use stairs?
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