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It's Been CRAZY and EXPENSIVE Becoming Fulltime Liveaboards!!!


Location: Gulf Harbour Marina
Latitude: -36.62000000
Longitude: 174.79000000
Published: 27 Jan 2021

It's Been CRAZY and EXPENSIVE Becoming Fulltime Liveaboards!!! | S01E02 Sailing Pivo

In this episode, we become transition to becoming full time liveaboards. We learn that cruising full time is not the fairytales and butterflies you often think it is. Starting with a scary experience coming into the marina, we end up having to hauling out the boat, and have several unforeseen and expensive fixes. But we remember that we had foreseen the experience as possible, and do our best to enjoy it with good beer and even better friends.

Shout out to All Marine Services for providing absolutely STELLAR service - Efficient, friendly, and professional service! If you're in Gulf Harbour Marina or nearby, I highly recommend giving them a call. AND, if you didn't see the video, we didn't tell them that were were going to make a video about our experience until after they had already provided great service!

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Rewind - Ofshane
You Should - Patrick Patrikios
Snake on the Beach - Nico Staf
Violet Vape - Cheel
Shake - Anno Domini Beats
Lifelong - Anno Domini Beats
Motorbike - TrackTribe
Across the Pier - VYEN
All the Fixings - Zachariah Hickman

3:53 Entering a marina for your first time
5:58 You WILL have too much stuff when you move on your boat
8:35 Boat maintenance lists only grow
10:20 Plans always change when you live on a boat
11:43 Hauling out means you will be spending a lot of money
12:42 All Marine Services at Gulf Harbour Marina were FANTASTIC!
18:29 We have an adventure day!
19:09 We go back in the water, but make a very BIG and EXPENSIVE mistake first!

Come join my wife and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our new Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.

We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.

We hope to become a fulltime sailing / cruising family soon, as we love the sailing lifestyle so much! We love traveling, meeting new people, and seeing the world. We hope you come along for the adventure!
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To our friends in Ukraine, Присоединяйтесь к нам в нашем морском приключении! #парусник

Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
SV Satori

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