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Old 09-07-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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Looking for a boat in the bay Area to rent and live aboard. Will do maintenance, upkeep, security to augment rent if able to negotiate. Does any body have any links to someone looking for a live aboard to take care of their boat while they are away? Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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Looking for a boat in the bay Area to rent and live aboard. Will do maintenance, upkeep, security to augment rent if able to negotiate. Does any body have any links to someone looking for a live aboard to take care of their boat while they are away? Thanks.
This belongs in the classified ads.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I have relatives who are live-aboards. They paid as much for the boat as they would have for a moderately-sized house in a decent neighborhood. They pay $900 and change for the slip per month, plus electricity. Water is included, when it isn't cut off for the winter; during the winter, they have to get filled up by a tanker boat at their expense. Plus they have to have their grey and black water tanks pumped out by the "poop boat", which isn't cheap. The boat is unlikely to appreciate in value, but then you can't always count on a house appreciating that much, either.


They definitely don't live on a boat to be frugal. They live on a boat because they love boats. Sometimes you have to follow your dreams.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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Im looking to rent a boat to live on help!!!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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That would be awesome! Knew of someone who did that on a local lake. He had a full time job and kept his car at the marina. What a life though, never in the same place and meet different people. The simple life.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:08 PM
 
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Reminds me of this woman I saw years ago


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8dfeIJ9RPY

Nothing fancy but very cheery and quaint. 400 sq ft. Not sure how much she paid for the boat but electric is $60/month during winter and $12/month in summer. I’m guessing she’s all in with slip/property tax, etc for around $500month.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Sailing houseboat, or houseboat that sails.
(Still under development - but it's a nice concept)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_BMMtfUE_0
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Unless you are at a private dock or moored out,you will pay a LOT of $$$ for tying up at a Marina.

We lived on board a 45' yacht for a while,it was tight with four adults but workable.

Of course this was when I was 18 or so.

It takes a different mindset to live in such cramped quarters.
Here in Oregon moorage rates start at $100 a month for small boats, up to $612 for big boats like yachts. I guess you could anchor them in the middle of the bay for free. But I don't see anybody doing it, unless they are keeping out of sight somewhere.

Moorage Rates & Amenities Port of Coos Bay - Oregon's Seaport
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