Boat or cabin?

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by Shalludog » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:15 pm

I live in a beachfront house, which requires all the maintenance of a boat but can go nowhere. At this point I'd like to try a boat!

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by astro64 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:33 pm

Our financial advisor noted that the biggest money sinks are second homes, boats, and owning any animal weighing over a hundred pounds.

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by Randy Johnson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:02 am

I lived in a water front camp for 6 years with a party barge docked in my “back yard” it was an easy boat ride to the bay here and then to the Gulf of Mexico.. it was fun for a while but it did get old. Sold both the camp and boat 2 years ago.

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by doug » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:58 pm

I finally made my decision. I ordered a 2020 Boston Whaler this morning.
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by beanctr » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 pm

I have a sailboat, I like to tell people "money doesn't flush itself down the toilet, you have to buy a boat first".
Although, its a lot of fun and I do use it often. R
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by doug » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:18 pm

My last boat was a little daysailer....a Compac 19. I kept it in a marina about 5 miles from here, and would go down after work several times a week and take it out. Sometimes I would just motor out of the marina and hoist just one sail....often the jib. I'd heave to and watch the sun set. My favorite memories of it are of the times I would go out on a full moon night. Sailing under a full moon is time well spent!

I've had several small sailboats, but have never had a powerboat....unless you consider the aluminum jon boat that I bought when I was about 15 years old. I never considered it to be a powerboat, because I usually had to paddle back. It had a 3.5 HP Sea King motor. .....and I spent more time cranking it, then I spent riding under power.
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by musicbyandy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:34 pm

doug wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Which would you rather have, a boat or a waterfront cabin? :?:
I would rather have a waterfront cabin.

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by MichaelT » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:31 pm

I've lived on a sailboat twice, taught sailing, maintained a fleet of charter sailboats, raced sailboats, cruised sailboats, and done boat deliveries down the coast. I'd love to live on a sailboat again. But physical realities for my wife and I mean a trawler would be more our speed, one meant for local waters (not a blue-water, long-distance monster). Money realities mean that owning a depreciating asset which requires ongoing, expensive maintenance is not a great idea.

The cabin/ cottage doesn't *have* to be waterfront, though ocean view is required. Gotta see the waves rolling in from Japan and the storms battering the shore.

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by BrunoB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:51 pm

A quote by my sailing friend - "Is sailing costly? You might as well stand in the garden and tear up £50 notes- and at least you keep your feet dry"

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:36 pm

doug wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Which would you rather have, a boat or a waterfront cabin? :?:
Neither, I want an orbital platform.
BrunoB wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:51 pm
A quote by my sailing friend - "Is sailing costly? You might as well stand in the garden and tear up £50 notes- and at least you keep your feet dry"
I have heard the analogy that boats are like a giant whirlpool at the dock. You just dump all of your cash into the whirlpool and watch it disappear under the water's surface.
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by Juan del Bosque » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:06 pm

How about winery and vineyard? With caretaker. The Northwest circuit gets lots of live jazz and classical.

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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by ElectricLute » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:31 pm

In Canada we think of it as a waterfront cottage which I was considering buying . It was a choice between a cottage and a sailboat . My wife and I decided on a sailboat as it was far cheaper and you can spend the weekends sailing and sleeping on the boat . To us it's a cottage that you can travel in . We have since sold the boat and will be moving soon to a house on the Trent River in Ontario.
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by davebones » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:05 pm

:chitarrista: I bought a sailboat in 1986 for the family to go on overnight cruises in Casco Bay out of Portland Harbor.
It was a wonderful experience, but over the years I realized that getting 10 good weekends a year, after deducting the foggy and rainy weekends, was the most I could hope for. Also, we bought at the height of the fiberglass sailboat glut, and so we watched our "investment" depreciate over the next eleven years. Sold it in 1997 and discovered road trips!!
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by MichaelT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:36 pm
I want an orbital platform.
Well yeah, if that's an option, I'll take one of those as well. :)
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Re: Boat or cabin?

Post by Mollbarre » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:38 pm

I suppose you can ask for a kazillion opinions, but at the end of the day, what do YOU find the most enjoyable/relaxing/rewarding?

Since you bought a boat...I suppose that was the answer!

I like boats. I have an aluminum row boat (for fishing) that we haven't used in 20 some years. I also like boat rides (and canoes, and ferries, etc.), but not enough to haul said row boat to a lake. I'd be bored on a boat after a few hours. So there's no way I'd want to own one (er, other than my row boat). Maybe if I lived someplace where you could travel using a boat...but just on a lake? With no where to go? If I wanted to live on the water though, then maybe a houseboat might be rewarding. Don't have to go anywhere, just live and enjoy the waves...
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