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I'm looking to move onboard in the next year or so and I'm looking forward to shedding a lot of the paper weight of modern living. Once I do move onboard I don't plan on spending any great amount of time in one place or country, work a season maybe and move on.
In an ever regulated world where you have to have a home address for tax, licences, passports, visas, bank accounts, insurance and health care, how dose a live aboard get around this and how much would I have to hang on to?
Hi Ya'll, when i was working on clamboats, back in the 70's i had an orange mariners card. it paid 100% of my insurance, which i used twice. once for stitches in my head, from crawling through the bilge; and once for a hernia operation, from overexertion hauling in the towline. only money out of pocket was the dime it took to call friends, to pick me up from the hospital.
i don't recall giving an address, maybe of my drivers license, but i was pretty much 'living on the boat' then; no permanent address. this as i recall only was for working mariners, but something to consider. of course things may be different now. i'm just sayin. i might add we ran our boats out of Chincoteague Island; a few times we were scraping and painting on the rails, in Cape May. hard work, great fun!
i post this while sitting in my KW, in Shreveport, La. waiting to deliver my load. needing to be back on the water; lest i dry up and blow away! FAIR WINDS TO ALL! DAVID