Posted by Ricky on April 16, 2008, 1:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Dreamin"
we are 30years live aboard...worked in the service bus.all my life, good $..when your over head is low..make the jump..I have a great sailboat for sale..and she is in Marathonn.post me for more info..or cut and paste this link... |
I have lowered the price,25,ooo. and taking offers...she is a great liveaboard.
: Thank you for your input. I think my main
: objective is to get out of the 8-5 struggle
: that pays the bills and little else. If i
: can get rid of rent, i think i may be able
: to live cheap. material items of luxury
: are of no concern, if i can wake up in
: paradise each morning and only have to work
: part time, either doing odd jobs, like 12v
: electrical repair, or anything else, maybe
: sell a lobster or two to people un willing
: or able to catch their own. That last idea
: is kind of a joke. but in general i have
: this gut feeling that i can sustain a
: "simple" lifestyle with little
: work to do so. So in essence i think a low
: paying b.s. service job might be enough.
: I am really thankful for this website
: though,it has given me an idea of the area
: and a good means of talking with some people
: in the know. hopefully i can find the means
: or courage to make this happen.
: --Previous Message--
: While it's theoretically possible to live
: free on the hook with no payments to anyone,
: in practice those days are gone, unless you
: take off cruising for remote destinations.
: Choices are 1. slips, 2. Moorings, 3.
: anchorage. Even if you anchor you have to
: have a place to dinghy in and out of, have
: access (probably) to shoreside shower and
: laundry, and parking - so even if you anchor
: you still have to make payment arrangements
: for all of that. So you can live judiciously
: on a mooring or anchor, but not for free.
: (The people you pay your fees to by the way
: pay the local taxes on the property to cover
: services, if that question ever comes up
: academically). Service jobs such as waiters
: and the like are of course very low paying
: and that is a big problem in the keys. But
: it is do-able and can be a very rewarding
: lifestyle if you get into it. The boating
: community pretty much watch after each other
: and their is a pretty strong personal bond
: that makes life worth living. There are
: butt-heads in any click of course - boating
: or landside - but just deal with it. I'd
: encourage you to try this.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello all! im 24 years old and looking to
: a change. I wanna sail. Living aboard in the
: Keys seems like the ticket. Is it even
: plausible to live on a part time service
: job? like resturaunts/bar positions? can you
: live aboard you boat with out having to pay
: a slip or mooring fee? Any input would be
: much appreciated.