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    Age, Health and Living Aboard?

    64 now and really looking at the liveaboard lifestyle. We had a boat in Key Largo for 11 years. We would stay on it a few weeks at a time three or four times a year. One thing that concerns me is health, mobility etc... If there are amy retired liveaboards that would share their thoughts on their experiences I would certainly appreciate it. Just wonder how old is too old to do this? Thank you in advance for your help. JC

    #2
    I have seen liveaboards in their 70’s.

    The big issue is mobility. If you are mobile then you can liveaboard. I think liveaboard life helps with mobility as it keeps you active.

    KEVIN SANDERS
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      #3
      Mobility is what convinces older liveaboards to swallow the anchor. I have an 84 year old neighbor who recently put his boat up for sale. Diabetes is preventing him from being able to make the long dock walk. I have a 92 year old neighbor who still lives aboard.
      Azzurra
      Seattle, WA
      Ocean Alexander 54

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        #4
        I knew a couple well into their late 80's (she was 89 and he 91 when they swallowed the anchor)

        You Sir are a youngster.

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          #5
          I'm 70, but lived on the water much of my life. I have some military disabilities that I push. Now I hire young gorillas to lift the heavy stuff. Otherwise I have no problem with usual supplies or running the boat. I still solo much of the time. While I have several heating methods, I burn wood pellets, the cheapest heat, about 4-5 tons a winter and still manage the bags. I don't intend to ever move ashore, no matter how tough it might become.

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            #6
            Thank you so much for your replies! GOD bless. JC

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              #7
              I am 70 an won't hesitate living aboard with my heath. I don't because my wife has kidney failure and other health issues which really restrict her mobility, so we sold our boat in 2016 and moved ashore. The only thing I would change this time I would buy a power boat, either a 5788 or a 5288, instead of a sailboat. I'd recommend you look for a boat you love and go for it.

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                #8
                This is a two year old thread, you might want to start a new one.
                Mike
                2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
                2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
                2000 Ciera 2455 sold
                Redmond, Washington
                The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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