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tj

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Living on a Sailboat in Harbor
« on: August 17, 2015, 12:08:34 PM »
I recently learned of a friend who has a brother that is a grad student and has found an incredibly frugal form of housing. Apparently Mission Bay in San Diego only charges $350/mo for a slip fee, which includes free use of electricity, resort bathrooms, pools and spas. One could purchase a boat for as little as $5k.

If you want to move to California, but are spooked by the housing prices, I guess that is one way to do it.

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Re: Living on a Sailboat in Harbor
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 09:03:59 PM »
I recently learned of a friend who has a brother that is a grad student and has found an incredibly frugal form of housing. Apparently Mission Bay in San Diego only charges $350/mo for a slip fee, which includes free use of electricity, resort bathrooms, pools and spas. One could purchase a boat for as little as $5k.

If you want to move to California, but are spooked by the housing prices, I guess that is one way to do it.
How closely related is this post to your signature line? xD

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Re: Living on a Sailboat in Harbor
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 09:06:26 PM »
I recently learned of a friend who has a brother that is a grad student and has found an incredibly frugal form of housing. Apparently Mission Bay in San Diego only charges $350/mo for a slip fee, which includes free use of electricity, resort bathrooms, pools and spas. One could purchase a boat for as little as $5k.

If you want to move to California, but are spooked by the housing prices, I guess that is one way to do it.
How closely related is this post to your signature line? xD

Not at all related. If I had housing expenses at that price, I could probably retire tomorrow. :)

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Re: Living on a Sailboat in Harbor
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 04:54:06 PM »
Lots of people in SoCal choose to live this way.  I would guess the majority are single.

$350/mo sounds pretty cheap for a slip, but maybe there's more demand in the LA/OC area so they cost a little more up this way.  Personally, I think Mission Bay is an awesome spot, so this is definitely something to dream about.  My family of five requires a bit more space though.  I was kayaking in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach recently and was mulling this over.  I think the ongoing boat maintenance would be a hidden expense that needs to be considered.  That ocean air & saltwater can do a number after awhile. 

With the higher slip fees in this area, plus boat maintenance and taxes/insurance, I estimated it would probably be the same as renting a studio apartment.