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What do I need to live on a boat year round in cold climates?

Asked by mowens (8285 points ) April 5th, 2012

Just curious… I think it would be fun at some point in my life to live on a boat for a year or so. I would want something I could tow…
What kind of boat would I need?
If I stay at the dock, can I get high speed internet?
Have you ever done it?

I dont plan on doing this for many years, I just like to have goals to aspire to.

So many questions. :)

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wilma's avatar

How cold of a climate are you talking about?
All the boats are pulled out of the water for the winter where I live. Everything freezes over, that isn’t good for a boat.

marinelife's avatar

Here is a photo of the houseboats on Lake Union in Seattle. This is the way to go.

Charles's avatar

“I think it would be fun at some point in my life to live on a boat for a year or so.”

Try it for two nights; You might be sick of it by then.
Is it an affordable option anyway?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Bubblers around the boat to keep from freezing and cracking the hull, if fresh water. Dehumidifier and heaters for comfort inside. Satellite or cable for TV and internet.

Haleth's avatar

My first thought was: a nice thick beard and a warm woolen scarf. I wish I had a real answer.

Bellatrix's avatar

@Haleth, I was thinking trackie daks, waterproof ugg boots, lots of blankets and plenty of tinned soup. So your idea works for me!

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