I started Living part my life on the Water in December 2018. Well The Pirate Ship was Dropped in to the water by Crane at Blue Point in Coburg Docks, In Liverpool. Then moved on to Salthouse Docks. Where I stayed to March and took a couple lessons. Something this size handles far easier in Deep Water. In march I made the leap to brave on the Liverpool Canal Link on the worst day possible. And a 7 hour journey became 14 hours over 3 Days. But part the learning experience.
I’ve never been Sea Sick and being on this large Widebeam you don’t really feel to much movement. Storms have kept me awake but have done in Houses in the past. Unless its very heavy Rain or Hail I don’t really hear much. I have pretty much not been to Grumpy about Weather as got this Boat, as got it in Winter and loved the Snow, Fog and even high Winds when I was moored n Salthouse Docks Visitor Moorings, Liverpool.
The Canal Dog and Myself are a lot happier, more relaxed. The Pirate Dog gets to see and stay in Beautiful Locations. I get to find many great Pubs and see loads of amazing Architecture and Countryside. I find myself not wanting to go the Pub after work, I just want to get back to the Boat its the complete opposite of living in a House.
I still need to Fit a Kitchen and Flooring and a Built In Wardrobe and a Multi-fuel Stove. I wouldn’t pay out for a Morso Squirrel but would buy a reconditioned one. I have to replace a couple of Anodes as Salt House Docks lived up to its name. But both can reach and unscrew so not a big issue. The Solar Works I have Gas. So these are main jobs in next two months. Also the odd touch up off paint.
If I did not have a Home Mooring I would probably save £1k a year as a Continuous Cruiser. But don’t regret somewhere where I can leave it when away on work continually around the year. Only £3000 left to spend on it then its fully fitted and worth a lot more than I paid for the beast. So for The Four Months I’ve had this Boat I don’t regret a minute. I will probably do a post when it gets to 12 Months but don’t think I the Bug will have left me.