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7/11/07 3:42 PM
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JKDude
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If my wife divorces me, I think I'd like to live on a boat. I've never spent much time on boats, but it seems like a dream living. Are there any downsides? FYI I live in the DC area and I'd have my boat on the potomic
7/11/07 3:44 PM
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Miami vice!
7/11/07 3:45 PM
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my dream is to retire when im 50ish & live on a ketch in the mediteranian , get sick of one place & just move to another ,year round sunshine my dream
7/11/07 3:46 PM
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I tell you what...I would in a heartbeat if I were to be alone. The downside is that you really don't have much equity in a houseboat, but there are not expensive either. Another downside is the size depending on the boat you get...that might be tough. The upside is you have the best views in the world (water) and if you are in a marina with a cool dock bar, you are set. If I were to it, I would think Eastern Shore in MD or something...fun bars and everyone seems to be super cool. I am heading there for the weekend this weekend...hope to spend some time at some dock bars during the day and watch the boats go by.
7/11/07 3:48 PM
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JKDude
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A used 40 foot yacht costs around $300,000. That is way cheaper than my townhouse.
7/11/07 3:51 PM
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Sounds like fun to me.
7/11/07 3:52 PM
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 TWo normal one :

 

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Imagine yourself on this one.......

 

7/11/07 3:52 PM
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Yeah, but keep in mind that boats are called money pits for a reason...they are awesome, but take $$$ to keep going. Would you keep it in the slip most of the time, or would you take it out? $300k sounds a little high for a used...my parents got a 2007 42 sailboat (Island Packet) and I think it was close to that.
7/11/07 3:59 PM
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7/11/07 4:21 PM
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Everyone should...
7/11/07 4:57 PM
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JKDude
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I could save money by eating all the fish that I catch. Scuba diving every weekend.
7/11/07 5:01 PM
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Unless you're a Vice cop in Miami and have a pet alligator, probably not.
7/11/07 5:05 PM
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I have a friend who lived on a houseboat of his for about 8 months. He said it was miserable. Apparently everything breaks down and constantly needs repaired. He also said it got bitter-ass cold in the winter.
7/11/07 5:05 PM
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7/11/07 5:13 PM
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last pic make me jizz a little
7/11/07 6:41 PM
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Don't confuse this guy with me, I'm the original jkddude. I was here in '99, ask Kirik.
7/11/07 6:50 PM
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Screw this! I'm going back to "Pecker" for good! And I am skilled at Jun Fan and grappling!
7/12/07 7:53 PM
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You rang?
7/12/07 11:07 PM
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Sweet. I would love to do that when I retire.
7/13/07 3:08 AM
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Yarz1 is correct. BOAT= Break Out Another Thousand Plus, winter on the Patomac would suck.
7/13/07 3:33 AM
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It'd be fun for a summer, but I think after three months I'd get sick of living like I was camping.
7/13/07 3:44 AM
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7/13/07 8:42 AM
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Dude Lived on a MacGregor 25 for a summer at a marina, best summer of my life. My slip was a stone's though from the warf's restaurant and bar, 10,000 people on the beach next to the marina, lobster in the rocks that make up the breakwater .... time of my life, do it again in a second. When I lived in Vancouver I met people who bought boats instead of houses - cheaper and cool as shit! DO IT!
7/13/07 1:11 PM
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I think it all depends on where and what you have. If you live on a lake in Delaware VS The keys, it might have a different outcome. I like solitude in the winter, etc and I like being around people in the summer, so I think I would like it. Then again, I am married with a little girl, so I think this dream is dead for me. *Gets in minivan with family to drive to Eastern shore MD to be jealous of people with boats*

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