Year around living who lives on the smallest

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by eman369, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. magster65

    magster65 New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Saanichton BC Canada
    2002 model 3788
    Twin Cummins 6BTA's
    That'll be a tight fit but people adapt fairly easily out of necessity. I can't wait to give up the house so I can move on to my... whatever it is I buy to live on. If it wasn't for my 7 year old son... I'd be on one now.
    Good luck dude! :thumbsup:
  2. 2005SR300DA

    2005SR300DA New Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Lake Wallenpaupack
    2005 Sea Ray 300 Sundancer
    Twin 350 Mags W/ BravoIII
    I lived on my 1994 23 foot bayliner for about a month. I was single. It wasnt bad at all. Now i am spoiled and spend my time on a 30 foot sea ray with all the bells and whistles. It can be done on a 24 footer though.
  3. eman369

    eman369 New Member

    May 4, 2010
    Ohio soon ?
    00 Mountineer AWD 5.0
    1977 Sea Ray 240 Weekender
    351 ford & Pre Alpha "R"
    Thanks for the responses all. I still may be doing it but need much warmer climate.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    eman, you sound like the type of person who can do anything he puts his mind to. Living on a 240 won't be easy, but it's definitely do-able. There are many of us who wish we could just go off grid and cruise or sail away into the sunset. For most it's not much more than a wish.

    When it all boils down, you only need a place to sleep, a place to cook, somewhere to clean up once in awhile, and a place to keep food cold. If you're not doing a lot of cruising, I bet you could accomplish that for well under a grand a month. A hundred bucks a month for gas, 300 for food and what else is there besides incidentals.

    Good luck with your plan, and keep us posted if you can, on how it's going. You will certainly have a lot of followers (including some of the smart asses on here) for a thread like that.
  5. Two Peas

    Two Peas New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Niagara River, ON
    360DA 2002, Raymarine C80, SR50 Weather, Radome, DSC, Baltik 9'6" with 6hp Tohatsu
    8.1 Horizons w/V-Drives
    Add a few bucks for booze. And wifi...
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I've thought about this a few times when my wife was dancing on my last nerve.
    I could live on my 30' Sundancer by myself if I had to. I figure I could use the aft bunk area for storage, and sleep up in the V bunk.
    The only things I don't have on it that I would probably add to make life a little more comfortable is a Camper Back (to add an extra space to hang out in all kinds of weather), some form of TV antenna so I can keep up with things, and an air card for my laptop..
    The boat already has AC/Heat, a fridge, stove, and microwave. I also have a shed and grill at my dock which would help. I wish I had a seperate shower stall, but I can get by with the shower I have. The pressure is good, and the water is always nice and hot.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  7. kg4vgh

    kg4vgh New Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Hampton Roads, VA
    340 Sundancer
    Ratheon Radar, SH 1200C, SH 3500S, AIS,
    T-350's with V-drive
    Eman.....spent two years on a 27' sundancer, then moved to current 34, getting ready to jump up again this coming year......but I am at a Marina as well....bit easier than being on the hook 3 - 4 days a week....
    Living off the grid will prove to be more difficult than living on your 24'....specially post 9-11....way to many people trying to do to much "for our own good"
  8. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    It's been two months since we've heard from eman does anyone know if he is living aboard?
  9. everthing's irie

    everthing's irie New Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    2006 290DA
    Twin 6's
    LOL! Chuck I'm ready to do that now...with the kids. Heck they would be well traveled and home schooled!:thumbsup:
  10. everthing's irie

    everthing's irie New Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    2006 290DA
    Twin 6's
    I'm with gofirst class. The size of the boat does not matter. I think that those who think it would be a difficult are thinking of luxuries. The fact is you really don't need much. All you have to do is be happy with what you have. Simplify and enjoy the ride.:thumbsup:
  11. surfinjoe

    surfinjoe New Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    220 Sundeck 2007
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    Anything is possible. My first concern would be hurricane season. Where would you go? In a boat that small, you are kind of 'water locked'. I am guessing that you would have a slip in a marina somewhere. I hope you would have a tow vehicle and a trailer so when it's time to GTFO, you can.
  12. seacure

    seacure New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    South Carolina
    240 SRV
    Chevy 307
    I have a 240 SRV, vintage 1974, undergoing a complete refurb inside. New plumbing, new v-berth, new electric/alcohol stove, new reefer. Should be able to live aboard, but without any frills or major storage issues.
  13. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    Folks camp out all summer in tents. Whats the diff if you have a camper top on a 20-24? 12volt fridges are small and easy to install. (I'm not going to fall into the portable genny pit here). Mount the grill on the swim platform.

    I think I could do the summer on a lake if I added a camper top on Old Skool.
  14. bigblockcutlass

    bigblockcutlass Member

    May 9, 2010
    1998 Carver 370 Voyager
    1990 270 sea ray sundancer twin 4.3L
    1987 Power Play 230 Conquest
    1987 Fo
    I'd like to know what happen to him also!
  15. surfinjoe

    surfinjoe New Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    220 Sundeck 2007
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    I spent a couple of weeks on my 220 SD with the camper top. No fridge, just ice, grill and portapot. Biggest issue was emptying the head and fresh ice every day. Nights were cold, but that's what women are for, right (notice I didn't mention man's best friend aka 3 dog night).

    I have a slip at my marina, so fresh showers, laundry, ice, wireless internet, shore power, fuel and land were always within reach.
  16. NWhippie

    NWhippie New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    Puget Sound, WA
    1994 250 Express Cruiser
    5.7L Mercruiser

    Bravo II

    Lats and Atts is mostly for blowhards. Been a member there and they don't look too fondly on us "stinkpotters". Good info though and they do put on one hell of party -


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