WHAT'S IT LIKE LIVING ABOARD ?
For your info - We have been living aboard OdySea for almost two years now and my GPS "odometer" registers very close to 10,000 nautical miles and we have nearly 1,000 hours on the Yanmars. This is a GREAT BOAT!! We love it now as much (if not more) than when she was brand new.
We've been up and down the east coast, the Gulf coast and across Florida. We've been through the Keys, across the Gulf Stream and through the Abacos. We've been all around the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. We've anchored, swung on moorings and tied up at marinas. We've run aground, navigated the entire New Jersey coast by radar in dense fog, pounded through seven footers in the Chesapeake and bigger ones in the Gulf Stream and been boarded by the Coast Guard twice. We've handled the busy places like Norfolk and New York and enjoyed the quiet of uninhabited islands. We've had the heavy rain storms and stayed dry, cold weather and stayed warm, hot weather and stayed cool, thunder and lightning and stayed safe.
This is a rather verbose way of saying that you made us a very nice boat that has been a very comfortable home for us for the past two years - and we thank you for it.
Ron, Judy & Skipper
OdySea, TrawlerCat 44
We have more storage space than we ever thought possible. The only problem being is will I remember where I put everything. That is going to be the challenge. As for the kitchen area, I believe that we have more useable space than most kitchens. In so far as the living room is concerned, please do not forget the cockpit area is part of the livable space. Many times we will eat our meals upstairs with all of our guests. We normally have at least one other couple with us during our travels. We enjoy being outside in all kinds of weather because we are protected from the elements as well as being provided heat and air conditioning from the roof top unit we added when we had Sandpiper built.
Sandpiper, TrawlerCat 44
I spent six months living aboard and it was home. That pretty much says it! A full time live aboard might want to get the optional water maker, but I haven't found the need to get one yet. My wife and I can go for 5 days on the hook without being overly conservative in our water and holding tank use.
Movin' On, TrawlerCat 44