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  1. #1

    Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.
    1. Are you primarily traveling or stationary?
    2. How do you make a living and pay your bills?
    3. Are you landlocked for any reason?

    This video is just a day OFF the boat. But it makes me wonder what I really want to be doing as a liveaboard.

    Real estate has been my career for over 20 years. I thought moving onto and living on a boat might be the end of that. But it's not. As much as I love spending time on the boat, I also love selling real estate. It's who I am. It's what I do.
    Now we've been doing charters for about a month. Geez. I don't know why I didn’t do this years ago. This might very well be the perfect job. But..... whether I sell Real Estate, or Charter, I'm still stuck in one location. How do I break free?
    This video is just a day off the boat. It's not much about being on the boat but the MASTERPLAN is more than just boat stuff. It's about our everyday lives. It's about our MASTERPLAN.


    https://youtu.be/6-LYBM44FtY

    ChartersVsRealEstate.jpg

    MASTERPLAN MIAMI
    1975 58 Ft. Yacht Fish
    8V71TI
    HULL # 396
    www.YouTube.com/MASTERPLANMIAMI

    Adventure Awaits

  2. #2

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    1. I travel up and down the West Coast of the United States. I am both stationary and mobile depending upon my jobs.

    2. I make my living by uploading my youporn videos and collecting money from the clicks. If you see me you will remember . When I'm not doing that I prescribe medications for a living.

    3. 70 miles down the river takes me to the Golden Gate bridge so I am not land locked.
    Currently boatless
    Dana Point, CA

  3. #3

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonNP View Post
    1. I travel up and down the West Coast of the United States. I am both stationary and mobile depending upon my jobs.

    2. I make my living by uploading my youporn videos and collecting money from the clicks. If you see me you will remember . When I'm not doing that I prescribe medications for a living.

    3. 70 miles down the river takes me to the Golden Gate bridge so I am not land locked.
    Very funny. A drug dealing pornstar. I would consider that but I think my wife would not be happy about me selling drugs. Hahahahaha.
    MASTERPLAN MIAMI
    1975 58 Ft. Yacht Fish
    8V71TI
    HULL # 396
    www.YouTube.com/MASTERPLANMIAMI

    Adventure Awaits

  4. #4

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    We live aboard and travel. We are retired, so work or earning a living are not an issue. We do not have a land home, but we do have a couple of storage units with the things we couldn’t bear to part with. We keep an old car with a salvage title in Florida for use during the winter and we have a Vespa for a land tender on the boat.
    Michael & Beth
    Hull Number CV312
    63’ Cockpit Motor Yacht
    1986 model launched in August 1987

  5. #5

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    I live aboard, usually only home on weekends.
    Have to travel for work dealing with what people forget about after they flush. Job security though.
    Spend free time usually working on my second addiction, a rusty old admiralty fleet tender.
    Boating usually restricted to St Johns and near shore here in Jacksonville FL, though did bring the fleet tender from Chesapeake to JAX over last Christmas break.
    No land homes for me anymore, and plan is to leave one of the boats in a box, broke so my heirs don't have any think to fight about.
    Closest I got to drugs was a tightly plastic wrapped white powder in the bilge. No party though as it turned out to be biodegradable toilet tissue.
    Ray


    1983 61CY 319

    AnnaVal
    Jacksonville FL.


  6. #6

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    Consider building your business while you are still young and enjoy it. Intentionally replace yourself while doing it. Then retire to the "good life" of endless boating. I lived aboard for 11 years, and used the boat several times a week. Now have a smaller faster boat and a waterfront view of the Chesapeake. To me living on land is better. Living on board was fun..
    Last edited by Finalee; 10-16-2019 at 01:26 PM.
    Fred
    31 Tiara Open
    "Escalation"

  7. #7

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    We've been living aboard for 2 years. Stationary but why move when you are living at the nicest Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale.

    Wife pays the bills. She has a corporate job which allows her to work anywhere with reliable cell, wifi and access to an airport. (Her boss lives in the Caymans)

    My insurance prohibits me from using the boat for any commercial enterprise.

    I'm retired so most my time is spent on Boating sites and watching cat videos on YouTube.

    edit - I might consider a entry level position as a drug dealing pornstar.
    Last edited by Passages; 10-17-2019 at 11:00 AM.

  8. #8

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    Living aboard for our family did not mean living on a boat plugged in at the same place all of the time.

    For us living aboard meant full time cruising and we did this from 1998 - 2004 with 2 very young children. We home schooled them while taking the boat up and down the east coast of the US from the northeast tip of Maine to the Dry Tortugas, Bermuda and all of the Bahamas. We stayed in different places for as long as we wanted and we were never in any rush to move on. We had the time of our lives!!

    Then we returned sold the boat, bought a house and put the kids in school while I went back to work for the next 15 years with no boat.

    Our daughters are grown and now we have this Hatteras. Might just do it again!

    Without the kids this time! But they will visit.

    Jon
    Jonathan Brein
    1982 43' DCFB #550
    "Paragon"
    Chesapeake, Virginia

  9. #9

    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    The decor on my boat is the "Early Porno"style. I rent my boat by the hour to various vintage film makers to pay my slip rent. My insurance company is unaware of this.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
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    Re: Do you live aboard? If so, I have 3 questions.

    For us meant living aboard in the Washington DC area when I worked. Originally at the Gangplank and then in Solomons, MD from where I commuted to DC. We moved to Solomons so we had the weekend free to cruise on the Chesapeake. When I retired we sold the boat and bought a house in Florida but were not happy so we bought a boat in San Diego, CA and moved back aboard. We cruised out of San Diego for about 4 years and loved it. Being stationary while you work doesn't mean you can't do local cruises and enjoy your boat.

    Now for health reasons we have sold the boat in San Diego and are back in Florida and are close to our daughter and son-in-law so they can help me with my wife.
    Regards;
    Byron
    “In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.”
    ― Elwood P. Dowd

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