Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
31 May 2016
15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
29 July 2015
17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Homeless or Living Aboard

20 October 2012 | Is There a Difference?
Posted by Hobo Live Aboard Rich
Based on some looks I have been getting, I think that living on a boat in Mexico is viewed as less crazy and more socially acceptable than living aboard here in the States. Tell people you live aboard in Mexico and they look at you with envy, but tell them you live aboard in Port San Luis, CA and I'm getting looks like I'm holding a cardboard "Homeless, will work for food" sign. Adventurer to hobo, cool to creepy, and lucky to loser. I might as well tell people I'm living in my car driving from Walmart to Walmart parking lots for a free place to stay. Or at least that is the reaction I seem to be getting from people, even from boaters and former cruisers I have been meeting and talking to at the boat shows. Having a marina boat for a status symbol is on it is why is that?

Ok, I will admit that maybe it's the cruisers clothes I am still wearing or the fact that since I'm working from the boat I could use a shave on most days. But there is definitely something about living aboard a boat that dings your credibility as a contributing member of society. If they only knew that our monthly "rent" or "house payment" for our ocean front house was a staggering $33/mo, I can only imagine what they would think, considering many spend more per month at Starbucks! On top of that, we have no electric bill, no cable bill, no water bill, no trash bill, no special tax district assessment fees, or home owner association dues! Sheesh...maybe we are not contributing members of society after all? Our main utility expense is gas and diesel and it has definitely increased compared to our Mexico expenses, but taken as a whole we are living comfortably on what I like to call a "living under a bridge budget". All I need is a "will work for Taco" sign and my transition from cruiser to homeless will be complete.

Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 1
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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