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  • #15703
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    There’s a concrete boat at anchor not far from us, a big 52-footer. The guy is fixing it up to resell and I’ll be helping him with the electrics. It feels solid and it stays dry–first impressions, at least–but it has a couple of worrisome cracks on the deck. They don’t leak, so they look worse than they are, but they’re stress points. Not sure if they can be mended aside from cosmetically.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #15624
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    Actually, if it’s anywhere on the East Coast, we can get to it and pitch in. Can’t afford to transit the Canal to get to the left Coast.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #15590
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    Be prepared to give the folks around you something to do, ideally something useful. But regardless, people with a task are less likely to panic. Remember Jaws? “Chief. Put the fire out willya?”

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #15587
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    Hey, another full-timer! My wife and I have been living aboard our 33′ sloop for almost three years now. Welcome.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #15586
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    Forget worrying about skills. I’ve been living aboard a boat for almost three years now, and the most important thing is keeping a level head. Things are going to go wrong. Stuff is going to break. Supplies are going to run low. The unexpected is going to get right up in your face. Keeping calm enough to handle it is at least as important as knowing how in the first place. If you can stay cool and think things through, you’re in pretty good shape.

    Knowing how to replace an alternator belt is great, and it’s easy in calm seas with good lighting and a cold beer next to you. But if you can’t do it when you’re freaking out because the deck is pitching, it’s the middle of the night with no lighting, and that cold beer is sprayed all over the place…well, knowing how didn’t really help, did it?

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #13594
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    Some good pics in our blog. It’s a bit out-of-date, but the pictures are there. http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #13590
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    Big fan of fiberglass here. Easy to repair, lightweight and strong. If everything goes to hell, eventually stores of repair materials will run out, but that will take a while, and they don’t degrade. They can also be hoarded aboard as they don’t require a lot of space.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

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    We’re currently anchored in Charleston, SC.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #12178
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    Great photos! And as someone commented, the biggest worries would likely be weather and security. But in a safe and sheltered area those boats would be great.

    My wife and I are full-time liveaboards on a 33′ sloop. Weather doesn’t bother us much as it’s an over-engineered brick of fiberglass. As for security…12-gauges and hornet spray.


    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #11802
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    One of the dots is a plane, I swear!

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #11427
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    Welcome aboard, new person.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #11347
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    Bookmarked. I’ll check ‘em out.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #11342
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    We give them machetes and stand back.

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #11341
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    I would definitely make use of such “rest stops.”

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

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