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gizzy

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Hello everyone,
I'm giving serious thought to buying a boat and living aboard. I'll be based South Coast, UK. I have been sailing for years, so have that experience.
I was wondering if any of you kind folks could give me any tips, or hints on living aboard.
Many thanks.................
 

Chrissie

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Welcome, first, Stock up on frey bentos pies, keep a bottle of rum and port onboard (strictly for medicinal purposes of course) get a wind vane steering system, keep your boat in sailaway readiness, and get to know the guys on here, they will tell you tales of experiences you could only dream of!
 

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Have you told him about the newbie liveaboard forum Initiation test... :eek:

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for your first 10 posts, you Must roll-up your left trouser to the knee, Stand to attension facing west and salute for 1 minute.. :D
 

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Oh Bugger!!!!! I rolled up my right trouser leg and faced East, by mistake. Oh where's me compass and come to think of it, where did I leave my trousers.?:confused:
 

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Have you told him about the newbie liveaboard forum Initiation test... :eek:

Rule 1
for your first 10 posts, you Must roll-up your left trouser to the knee, Stand to attension facing west and salute for 1 minute.. :D

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;);)
which initiation ceremony, I liked this one best,

Sorry little in-joke that last years scuttlebut to Cherburg members will appreciate
 

Chrissie

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oh and frey bentos pies are what you cook when you want to redecorate your galley ;)
just stick tin in the oven and heat....
 

gizzy

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I understand the 'A' word is not to be used, by us good citizens on here, for fear of having to walk the plank.

So, therefore, I may try 'I can't believe it's not butter' as a retaining device. Your words of wisdom will be gratefully spread upon my bread.!!!
 

Jamesuk

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Hello everyone,
I'm giving serious thought to buying a boat and living aboard. I'll be based South Coast, UK. I have been sailing for years, so have that experience.
I was wondering if any of you kind folks could give me any tips, or hints on living aboard.
Many thanks.................

Hi I have corrected your mistakes.

Hello everyone,
I'm giving serious thought to buying a boat and living abroad. I'll be based South Coast, France. I have been sailing for years, so have that experience.
I was wondering if any of you kind folks could give me any tips, or hints on living on board.
Many thanks.................

What size of yacht are you looking at buying?
 

gizzy

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Hi James,

France would do it for me (count nipples divide by 2 - see thread elsewhere, in lounge). I'm looking to buy a 28 footer, beamy, bath tub. I'll crew and the dog 'Gizzy' will be skipper...................:mad:
 

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Hello everyone,
I'm giving serious thought to buying a boat and living aboard. I'll be based South Coast, UK. I have been sailing for years, so have that experience.
I was wondering if any of you kind folks could give me any tips, or hints on living aboard.
Many thanks.................

We moved on board 10 years ago and have loved every minute. We're (Kath and I) 30' x 9'6", so not very big, but we have everything on board (including two cats) to lead a civilized life. I should say that we are on the inland system, not at sea. I can imagine life being somewhat different at sea. In saying that, I moored in Brixham for a couple of weeks (not as a live-aboard) which was not that much different from our future inland mooring. Hope you too will love the life if you commit. Good luck, Stu
 

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Hints and tips after three years living ona boat(40 foot) Alaways keep the boat ready for sea.once you give up this there is no hope,avoid cluttering up the pontoon with your junk/boaty stuff that yu have accumalated from being static and your boat does not have a loft or shed.Make sure you have a proper shore power conection,dont want escaping milli amps.Keep up standards of dress,if poissible wear a tie.
 

gizzy

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We moved on board 10 years ago and have loved every minute. We're (Kath and I) 30' x 9'6", so not very big, but we have everything on board (including two cats) to lead a civilized life. I should say that we are on the inland system, not at sea. I can imagine life being somewhat different at sea. In saying that, I moored in Brixham for a couple of weeks (not as a live-aboard) which was not that much different from our future inland mooring. Hope you too will love the life if you commit. Good luck, Stu

Hi Stu & Kath,

Thanks for your words of encouragement. It was nice to read something about the life you live aboard. I will be committing myself to this, simply because it has been my dream, for years, to do so. I have the skipper 'Gizzy',a dog,I rescued when I lived in Cyprus, working as an entertainer. She's not a big hound so wont be taking up a lot of space. I am concerned about her getting her 'sea legs', but I think she will adjust.
Once again, many thanks.
Nigel:)
 
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