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What is your realistic liveaboard and why?

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Created by Bundeenabuoy A week ago, 5 Dec 2018
Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 271 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:39PM
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I am a Catalina 34-36 ft fan.
It is the maximum I will get on my mooring.
Still able to sail single handed.
Maximum marina berth length available when I need it.

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:05PM
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40ft and a island bed! Have you looked at the island packet on yacht hub?

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:26PM
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Haha drive away no more to pay! Love it

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:46PM
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Baramectric and clock and some oil lantern 1983 SA sale like a spend amother 50k and then you can be a full livaboard in pure bar comfort.










Lazzz
NSW, 354 posts
5 Dec 2018 8:50PM
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My Adams 45
Realistic because I own it & I have set it up for me to live aboard & operate single handed.
The island bed is a must & I do like a decent fridge & freezer with enough power to run them 24/7.
A decent sound system also if you are a music lover.







southace
QLD, 3821 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:55PM
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Lazzz said..
My Adams 45
Realistic because I own it & I have set it up for me to live aboard & operate single handed.
The island bed is a must & I do like a decent fridge & freezer with enough power to run them 24/7.
A decent sound system also if you are a music lover.








Poor guitar. But love the island bed and fridge!

SandS
VIC, 5361 posts
5 Dec 2018 9:02PM
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Lazzz said..
My Adams 45
Realistic because I own it & I have set it up for me to live aboard & operate single handed.
The island bed is a must & I do like a decent fridge & freezer with enough power to run them 24/7.
A decent sound system also if you are a music lover.








That fridge deserves much better beer !!

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
5 Dec 2018 8:12PM
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Can't Admit I I have a island bed and a fridge like you but I have nearly made her home minus 30k

Seebreasy73
QLD, 196 posts
5 Dec 2018 10:22PM
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but it didn't say nothing to fix...

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 271 posts
6 Dec 2018 5:25AM
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southace said..
40ft and a island bed! Have you looked at the island packet on yacht hub?


Yes I like it a lot.
I admire greatly what some of you have done.
Back to the Catalina. I have owned a share in one before.
I like the idea of them holding their value better than most and selling readily at the right price.
But I hope I have an open mind.
I appreciate all your input.

Seebreasy73
QLD, 196 posts
6 Dec 2018 6:30AM
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any time it says "extended" I look no more. It is like buying a size 7 shoe and extend it to size 9. Would you wear it?

Ramona
NSW, 4527 posts
6 Dec 2018 7:36AM
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Start with an S&S that is currently a liveaboard boat.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/fuji-40/225289

FelixdeCat
NSW, 194 posts
6 Dec 2018 10:46AM
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For a liveaboard it has to be the Seawind 1160 or as a bare minimum the Seawind 1000XL

Why? Because last weekend it was blowing pretty hard and my wife saw the mono next to us with a man at the helm and two ladies hanging on for dear life and she said "no way, you are not getting one of those!"

Bristolfashion
VIC, 399 posts
6 Dec 2018 4:04PM
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Compass Northerner 28 - we love small spaces (and each other), what can I say!

Two & a half years so far.

Cheers

Bristol

P.s. The low bills aren't bad either!

SandS
VIC, 5361 posts
6 Dec 2018 5:09PM
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Seebreasy73 said..




any time it says "extended" I look no more. It is like buying a size 7 shoe and extend it to size 9. Would you wear it?


yep its only had the sugar scoop added , good mod . ketch rig nice yacht !

SandS
VIC, 5361 posts
6 Dec 2018 5:11PM
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Ramona said..
Start with an S&S that is currently a liveaboard boat.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/fuji-40/225289


yes she is a nice yacht , not sure why no one has snapped her up ,very good price !!!

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 4:46PM
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SandS said..

Ramona said..
Start with an S&S that is currently a liveaboard boat.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/fuji-40/225289



yes she is a nice yacht , not sure why no one has snapped her up ,very good price !!!


She's a nice looking hull Sands but I'm guessing add another 50k to get her up to scratch.

McNaughtical
NSW, 871 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:09PM
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My 37 foot Sparkman and Stephens Tartan 37 is an ideal liveaboard for me. Can be singlehanded. Plenty of room in the cockpit for company to sit and enough room for me and crew or two.

McNaughtical
NSW, 871 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:09PM
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southace said..
40ft and a island bed! Have you looked at the island packet on yacht hub?


Can you send the link?

SandS
VIC, 5361 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:12PM
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McNaughtical said..
My 37 foot Sparkman and Stephens Tartan 37 is an ideal liveaboard for me. Can be singlehanded. Plenty of room in the cockpit for company to sit and enough room for me and crew or two.


yes you purchased well McNaught. !!

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:28PM
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She looks great mate your living the dream like me.

stupid
QLD, 150 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:30PM
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southace said..
She looks great mate your living the dream like me.


It's got opening windows now.
Feeeel the breeze!

stupid
QLD, 150 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:36PM
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It just like the story of the ugly duckling ??

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:43PM
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Not at all ishes practical !

southace
QLD, 3821 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:46PM
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My aircon has been running since 7am she's now showing a red led o on the circuit board nothing wrong with Windows while on shore and living the dream!

stupid
QLD, 150 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 7:48PM
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Bullet proof!
As I got told , you don't know yet what you've got!

saltiest1
WA, 1985 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 5:49PM
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Currently looking at an Olsen for sale that'd do nicely. Hoping to purchase in 3 months so probably gone by then but fingers crossed.

stupid
QLD, 150 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:26PM
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saltiest1 said..
Currently looking at an Olsen for sale that'd do nicely. Hoping to purchase in 3 months so probably gone by then but fingers crossed.


It's a buyers market !
make an offer.

Seebreasy73
QLD, 196 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:30PM
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don't think you can just specify one boat. It is like houses, all different, because our needs are different. I've met people living on a 26 foot yacht and happy. I suppose, what floats your boat...

stupid
QLD, 150 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:42PM
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Yes correct, I lived in a car for some time while traveling.
and found it all I needed.



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