My motorhoming days are numbered

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by maz, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. maz

    maz Funster

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    After five years of full timing, my motorhoming days are drawing to a close. We have just bought a boat that will become our home instead of the van. At the moment the boat is really just a shell and we will be fitting it out ourselves over the winter. We had vaguely talked about getting a boat some time in the future - like 2 or 3 years down the line. Then we stumbled over this one and decided to go for it. So next year my van will be going up for sale.

    I have really enjoyed my motorhoming, especially the Fun rallies, and have made some good friends along the way. I will never forget the help and support I received from Funsters in my early days when I had to struggle up a very steep learning curve; nor all the help, advice and merry banter that I've received ever since. Thank you. :)
     
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  2. SierraKilo

    SierraKilo Read Only Funster

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    A boat really is just a van without wheels

    Narrow, Wideband, Cruiser, Dutch, or ocean-going ?
     
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  3. Jim

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    We'll miss you Maz, though of course you can still log in and chat. Maybe when you're sorted we'll be able to organise a rally where you're moored. :) Best of luck (y)

    What type of boat?
     
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  4. catspyjamas

    catspyjamas Funster

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    We will all miss you and David! :(

    There'll be such a mad rush to buy your wonderful van though! I'm tempted myself even though it smashes my 6 metre rule!

    :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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  5. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Good luck for the future Maz!
     
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  6. maz

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    Thank you for your good wishes. :)

    The boat is a catamaran - a Catalac 900. It's 19 years old but has never been in the water! It's been a work-in-progress for all that time. We are hoping to speed things up a bit! Because of its somewhat arrested development, we have decided to name it 'Late Starter'. :D
     
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  7. scotjimland

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    so no damp then.. :LOL:

    good luck.. quite envious (y)
     
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  8. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Awwww, really really pleased for you! Been so long since we saw you and Nix but you have not been forgotten. Izzy and I enjoyed our walks with you and would like to have done that again. Still, one day you will probably spot Izzy doing 'her jobs' outside your window.
    We wish all three of you the very best for the future. May God bless 'Late Starter' and all who sail in her! Janie, Bob & Izzy
     
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    You go Maz !!! Your an inspiration to many with how you bit that bullet and ran with it.. then a single lady attending meets and not only learning but then researching things and educating the rest of us with things we thought we knew.

    I would love to hear your full time adventures in the cat ..nikki and i were discussing. Its a sea boat yes? So will you full time in the oceans or large lakes? Really hope we catch up before you throw the wheels in...
    Good luck

    Paul nikki tara and betty
     
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  10. scottie

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    Good luck with your new adventure, Bon Voyage.
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Wow Maz good luck with your new adventure love from us three xxx
     
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  12. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    10 years ago we debated boat - motorhome. Obviously MH won, because of mooring fees, limits on where to go with a boat that could sail on canals ( had Canal du Midi in mind ) and we got the impression boats can be money pits.

    Obviously you've done your debating, very brave decision you've made. Very good luck with the project. Chugging down the Canal du Midi or the Themes, glass in had is certainly a way to chill.
     
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  13. andy63

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    Don't think we ever met..but read your post and just had to wish you and partner all the best with your new venture...
    Good luck ..
    Andy. .
     
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    We wish you David and Nix all the best in your new adventure, though I have no doubt it will turn out just as you plan though it indeed not a motorhome it would still be nice to hear how you are getting on in your new adventure from time to time.
     
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  15. Mr Ed

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    Hi, 9 mtr Catalac is a nice size boat we have in the distant past sailed the 8 mtr and owned a Heavenly twins 27 for about 10 years.Still think about the adventures we had,but happy with the moho.Good luck and when fitting out your new toy be aware of adding too much weight.
     
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  16. John Laidler

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    Good for you, I'm envious. I got up to Day Skipper but ultimately I'm not a great sailor - green around the gills at times so I've packed it in. Would love to sail around the World!
     
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    Good luck maz. You helped us through a scare at a meet, forget where now.
     
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    Good luck Maz - sorry we won't be seeing you at meets in future, you will be missed. We were new girls together at Peterborough, was it 2011? We didn't know much at all then. (Not sure I know much more now!) All the best of luck with your new venture and keep in touch!
    Catherine
     
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    Good luck in your new adventure :)
     
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    Good luck, but you don't have to leave here. There are plenty of none motorhome bits to join in and I think many people here would be interested in your new lifestyle.
     
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