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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #435 on: January 19, 2019, 11:22:21 AM »
I think there is a chance this might be how I spend the last good years, if things work out right. So I keep looking.

This is a proper liveaboard, and although higher in price than my usual finds, it is a rather exceptional vessel. Cheap for what it is, which is big enough for my whole family, and seaworthy enough to bust right through the average coral reef, if one make that kind of mistake, which does happen.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/d5UR6Q846kY&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/d5UR6Q846kY&fs=1</a>

Lying straight east of the Texas coast, right across the Gulf near Bradenton FL, and this boat could motor across, if you can afford the diesel. At 150K it's expensive for a used boat, but it's quite cheap for a house.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2011/bruce-roberts-53-custom-ketch-3065787/
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #436 on: February 07, 2019, 06:58:02 PM »
Today I'm allowing myself to fantasize. This one's out of my price range, but I sure do think it'd be fun to sail.



It's a registered national historic landmark. 125 ft Gloucester Fishing Schooner. Not sure how many crew you'd need for her. A half dozen would be useful, I'm pretty sure. Maybe four really good sailors could manage. Not a single-hander.

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/69381
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Re: Seastead of the Day ---- An Unexpected Surprise
« Reply #437 on: February 18, 2019, 05:47:00 PM »
Good boats everywhere I look these days. This one is in Oregon. I like the look of her a lot.


http://sailingtexas.com/201801/sacapulco40101.html
That add was so well written and detailed I forgot for a minute I have two little kids. It had me ready to pick up a phone. I really liked the detail on the on board equipment.  You can picture someone just topping up the stores and heading out. It sounds like the boat is itching to be out there again doing what it was meant to do. It brightened my day.

My old friend the late Captain Jack told me once that most people who died in the islands in hurricanes were on their boats. I asked him what the hell they'd be doing on their boat if they knew a  hurricane was coming.

He said this:

Sailors travel all over the world, through storms and weather and rogue waves and everything else. Their attitude generally is that their boat has taken care of them, and so they feel deeply that they have an obligation to take care of their boat.

When I read an ad like that one above, I always think of that story. That boat went around the world and hit all the typical ports of call circumnavigators hit, and had work done in the all the usual yards (where it's much cheaper to get stuff done than here.) I'd love to read the owner's account of their adventures. It sure sounds like they had plenty.

My guess is that old age made them leave their boat and the cruising life.

It's been just over a year since I ran across this lovely boat and its fascinating ad.....today, I received, unannounced, a copy of the book the sailors who once  lived aboard this vessel wrote....not from them, but from a Diner reader who, like me, was able to get a decent fantasy going about what it would feel like to follow in their footsteps.

So....thanks again, Jeff. Although you described yourself as an "occasional Diner Lurker" your thoughtful gift makes me hope someday you'll join in our daily conversations behind the Collapse Curtain here on the Diner Forum. I was touched by your generosity.


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Seastead of the Day - Peter Thiel's Floating Nation
« Reply #438 on: February 20, 2019, 01:19:13 PM »
Ah, what'll these rich bitches think of next. (Thiel is the owner of PayPal) A cyber bankster, so to speak...


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Re: Seastead of the Day - Peter Thiel's Floating Nation
« Reply #439 on: February 20, 2019, 01:25:08 PM »
Ah, what'll these rich bitches think of next. (Thiel is the owner of PayPal) A cyber bankster, so to speak...


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5190277/Concept-images-reveal-worlds-floating-nation.html
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You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

 

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