Liveaboard Sailing Podcast


Liveaboard life in California in all its glory and frustration

Season 3, Ep. 7

Living on a sailboat under the California sun with a comfortable climate and amazing islands to explore nearby sounds phenomenal, and my guests Marissa and Chris from Sailing Avocet admit that the liveaboard life in California is indeed pretty darn nice. However, there are inherent frustrations that come with this lifestyle no matter how nice the setting is, and of course I ask Marissa and Chris to share some of the downsides, too.

This episode has great tips for anyone considering the liveaboard life, especially in a marina, and we talk all about practical matters like costs and quality of marina facilities, how much boat work is too much to do in your slip and more.

Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

🖥 Sailing Avocet website

📸 SV Avocet on Instagram

🎥 Sailing Avocet on Youtube

🖥 Sailing Avocet on Facebook 

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