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Old 02-18-2011, 10:45 AM
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I was talking with a friend of mine recently and he mentioned a guy he knew who lived on his boat.. was curious if anyone here lives aboard their offshore boat?
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I knew a couple of people that claimed to "live" aboard their offshores, but they really "lived" at their marina and the local restaurants and only "slept" on their boats. Both guys that I know that did that didn't even sleep on them full time. They often crashed at various places to do laundry and whatnot... It really wasn't a true "live aboard" situation.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:27 AM
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As much as I'd love to live aboard, I wouldn't consider trying ot spend more than maybe a week on the outside, on an offshore boat.
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A run over to the islands and a long weekend aboard....yeah, i can handle that
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There aren't too many peformance boats with cabins that I can stand up in (BT is the only one that comes to mind)....couldn't imagine "living" aboard a boat I can't stand up in.
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This thought have several boaters, the question occures also on yacht pages, but also or better even there the advise is rather negative because although the yachts are a bit heavier than the glass...composite... the yachts are moving in the water by each wave and that seems to be nerving.
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It might be do-able on boats like Black Thunders, 50' Nor-Techs, 45' Sonics, etc., but you'd ultimately suffer from lack of storage for food and clothing long-term. Hybrids like the big Fountain Express cruisers and Formula 400 SuperSports are better choices. We've spent some week+ trips on our 38 Formula, and have been very grateful for the full camper canvas on many occasions. Fortunately, the boat has a large cockpit and is full-optioned, but the lack of headroom in the cabin (5'4") and no inside shower keep it from being a serious candidate.

At a minimum, you'd need hot/cold water, stand-up shower, Vacuflush toilet, A/C and generator.
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At a minimum, you'd need hot/cold water, stand-up shower, Vacuflush toilet, A/C and generator.

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This thought have several boaters, the question occures also on yacht pages, but also or better even there the advise is rather negative because although the yachts are a bit heavier than the glass...composite... the yachts are moving in the water by each wave and that seems to be nerving.
I love the boat moving! Its like mother nature rocking me to sleep. And the pitter patter of the waves hitting the rails of the bow - heaven!

I love sleeping on the boat (I do it virtually twice a weekend, every weekend, all summer long), I just don't think that I could "live" on an offshore like some claim to.

Shower, running water, flushing toilet... blah... that's what the marina is for...

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Or Bobthebuilder. He doesn't even do overnighters in Predator and that thing is a floating pleasure palace compared to most offshore boats.
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At a minimum, you'd need hot/cold water, stand-up shower, Vacuflush toilet, A/C and generator.
If you are staying in marinas, no need for the gen!
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