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    Stay Aboards and Active Cruisers

    I wonder just how many BOC members are Stay Aboards and or Active Cruisers???

    I'm a Stay Aboard. What does that mean??? Well... I have a house but choose to stay on my boat much of the time. I am running about 50/50 at present.

    As soon as the weather breaks here in Alaska i'll be transitioning to "Active Cruiser" status. I suppose that is a stay aboard who is traveling.

    So... Here on the BOC how many actually use their boat as a 2nd home, meaning staying aboard either seasonally or full time.

    Are there any active cruisers amongst us?

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


    Whats the weather like on the boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

    #2
    50/50 and working to 100%. Does that count
    Irony
    1989 Bayliner 4588 - EH700TI
    Portsmouth, NH

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      #3
      Originally posted by Kwood View Post
      50/50 and working to 100%. Does that count
      Yep!!!

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


      Whats the weather like on the boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


      Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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        #4
        I intend to be cruising full time Spring 2022. I need to prepare and sell my house, Sell motorcycle, truck, ATV. deer mounts etc.

        Irony is mostly ready. I've upgraded the battery system for liveaboard, diesel heat, davit, galley, upholstery and more. Still do do over the winter are risers, some hoses and a stubborn fan coil installation in the pilothouse.

        Unlike Kevin's anticipated upcoming trip, I can go in three directions from here and haven't decided which direction to take
        Irony
        1989 Bayliner 4588 - EH700TI
        Portsmouth, NH

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          #5
          Live aboard full time. We sold our house six years ago and the boat is our only home. We also actively cruise ( mostly local). I don't think we have ever been more content.
          Greg A.
          1994 4788
          "Simplicity"
          2002 Capri 175
          "Little GFI"
          Boat on the Sac/San Joaquin Delta
          Willow Berm Marina

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            #6
            Originally posted by Kwood View Post
            I intend to be cruising full time Spring 2022. I need to prepare and sell my house, Sell motorcycle, truck, ATV. deer mounts etc.

            Irony is mostly ready. I've upgraded the battery system for liveaboard, diesel heat, davit, galley, upholstery and more. Still do do over the winter are risers, some hoses and a stubborn fan coil installation in the pilothouse.

            Unlike Kevin's anticipated upcoming trip, I can go in three directions from here and haven't decided which direction to take
            Yep i only have one way to go... South!

            I want to spend a full year wearing shorts and flip flops

            KEVIN SANDERS
            4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


            Whats the weather like on the boat
            https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


            Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              #7
              Originally posted by tower3218 View Post
              Live aboard full time. We sold our house six years ago and the boat is our only home. We also actively cruise ( mostly local). I don't think we have ever been more content.
              It is a simple life! Yes you have boat maintenance, but you do not have all the work of taking care of a house and a yard. Nor do you have the internal pressure to acquire things since they won't fit in the boat!

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                #8
                We live aboard Dock Holiday for summer here in Nanaimo, BC and then fly home for the snowy winter in Toronto Ont. This winter we hope to sell up and move here in the spring. Would have done it 2 years ago but Covid-19 hit just as we had the house listed. We cancelled and hunkered down until we finally made it back this July.
                P/C Bob Hicks JN
                Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                  #9
                  I just stumbled on this thread but wanted to chime in! We spend April-October on the boat based in Wrangell, AK. The rest of the year at our home in Texas. Right now we are counting the days until we head north again!
                  MV Dreams - 1999 3988
                  330 Cummins
                  Wrangell, AK

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                    #10
                    Since starting this thread I have fully moved aboard and am transitioning to an active cruising lifestyle on May 1.

                    Except for the slip I have rented in La Paz i am a person without a home base

                    KEVIN SANDERS
                    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                    Whats the weather like on the boat
                    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                      #11
                      We have a legitimate Nevada residency and are frequent aboards. I would never claim to be a live aboard. In spite of my Marina having no more live aboards, I am lovingly courteous to all staff and generously make my appreciation known. We also travel in our Airstream and make sure all know of our adventures. I love being a frequent aboard. Weather, people, and boating is a pleasure each and every morning.

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