Could you live aboard a boat?

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  1. trcyph profile image59
    trcyphposted 13 years ago

    I live on a boat and I love it.  Have you ever thought about living on
    a boat?

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      dennisemattposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      YES and I am jealous of you!!!!! where/how did you live? like, on a houseboat or out to sea?

      1. trcyph profile image59
        trcyphposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I live on a houseboat in Marina Del Rey

    2. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, just about everyday.  I want to travel around the world and write a novel based on my travels.  I just need a little $ to make it happen.

    3. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, cos I can't swim and there could be a Titanic 2.

    4. alekhouse profile image73
      alekhouseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Don't think so. I'd be throwing up the whole time!

    5. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I would love to. I considered doing Semester at Sea.

      I would dive every day. Lay on the deck and read. But I think it would get lonely after a while. Even if I did it with my family. I need lots of people around me smile
      "I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
      I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
      Everybody look at me cause I'm sailin on a boat (sailin on a boat)"

    6. anjalichugh profile image68
      anjalichughposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love it....but only for a day.

    7. trcyph profile image59
      trcyphposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If you would like to read about what its like living on a boat
      I have a hub page at:

    8. my-success-guru profile image56
      my-success-guruposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I could do this as long as it didn't rock too much!

  2. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Thought about it, but don't really want to.  I'd rather pitch a tent... of course all we have around here are reservoirs.

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      dennisemattposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      tomorrow, at 10 am I am leaving to go pitch a tent. I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      resirviors still count as bodies of water.

      1. Ivorwen profile image69
        Ivorwenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Definitely a body of water, but I can't see much reason living on it...

        Have fun camping!  Wish I was going too.  big_smile

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          dennisemattposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you!! Its raining now, again, so hubby will be most likely home soon from his bonfire party.... I will have to go to bed then. So I hope everyone has a good night/weekend!!! Ill be back on wednesday!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    We considered buy a 40+ foot Freedom sailboat to live in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore and to sail in the Chesapeake. But that didn't come to pass. I'm trying to remember why.

  4. RGraf profile image87
    RGrafposted 13 years ago

    Depends on the size of the boat.

  5. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    Oh nooo, I'd have dreams that the boat would sink and the sharks would eat me. scaaaary thought....

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    isis_dreams2002posted 13 years ago

    i have but it would be to confining for me i need open areas and heaps of room

  7. etb50 profile image57
    etb50posted 13 years ago

    i wouldnt mind living on a boat for a year, it would be fun, and keep you busy with upkeep of the boat. would also be a way to get away from the rest of the world, get some peace.
    this song came to my head when i saw this question
    Im on a boat - tpain   here is the video … re=related

  8. onthewriteside profile image61
    onthewritesideposted 13 years ago

    I can some up how very cool it would be to live on a boat by posting a quote from my book, (yet another shameless plug):

    Jean Rodenbaie was a bit of a lone wolf as well.  Although he often socially enjoyed the company of others and being the charming life of the party, when it came to his work, he preferred the quiet solitude of his own private lair.  He required the time to contemplate his ideas without the intrusions of other people’s thoughts, as he had always lived his life by his own ideas and methods.  He needed freedom…and his own space.  The frustration and irritation he felt when this privacy was invaded made it extremely difficult for him to maintain long-term, close personal relationships.  While he was generous in social situations, sharing his attention and energy freely, he was always keenly aware of the need to “come off stage” and return to the solitude of his lair.  He associated peace with the unobtrusive singularity of his private world; but intimacy was difficult for him because he guarded his inner world like a mother wolf does her cubs.  As he grew longer in the tooth, he tried harder to compensate for these short comings in his personal life.

  9. LRobbins profile image47
    LRobbinsposted 13 years ago

    I love it for a week or two, but am a landlubber at heart.

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    I wouldn't mind it except for the contantly vomiting part.

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    L. Robbins, I just realized you and I started a poem without either of us intending to do so, and I quote:

    I love it for a week or two, but am a landlubber at heart
    I wouldn't mind it except for the constantly vomiting part

  12. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    I could but it's not something I would choose to do.

  13. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I suppose anyone could if they had to, but I wouldn't like it.  I love the ocean but I wouldn't want to live there or anywhere like it.  It (and the stuff that goes with it and boats) can be exhausting and frazzling.

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    susanafeposted 13 years ago

    I lived on a boat twice and I loved it too!  What kind of boat do you live on trcyph?

  15. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    I have a love/hate relationship with boats.  I love the water, love the ocean.  After going on a cruise during Hurricane Michele, I am positive I could never live on a boat & travel.  I could however, live on those really sweet yachts we saw in Bar Harbor, Maine, as long as they stayed parked.  big_smile


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