Living Aboard a Boat Named Farfetched: A Couple Tells Their Story of Eight Years Living and Traveling Aboard Their Boat

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iUniverse, Oct 24, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
This is the story of one couples adventures living and traveling aboard their 47-foot cruiser, "Farfetched". It starts with their getting hooked on boating and traveling by water, many years earlier. It tells how they made their decision to really make this move and of their search for the right boat.
In 1997 they sold their home and all of their possessions to became full time live aboard boaters. During that eight-year odyssey, they traveled over 32,000 miles and visited every major city in the eastern U S. They got to cities teeming with activity and to isolated anchorages where no one else was within miles.
They experienced the serenity, beauty and solitude of anchorages in crystal clear waters off deserted beaches in the Exhuma Islands. There were also the spectacular sunsets as they made overnight passages across the Gulf of Mexico and cruised the North Channel of Lake Huron in Canada.
It also tells of the anxiety they experienced when running in high seas or looking for unseen shoals. There was also the sudden panic as they went aground and struggled to get free again. They encountered seven hurricanes in those eight years and tell how they had to deal with them.
 

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Contents

Getting Hooked
1
Fall1996
13
Fall And Winter 1996
20
Summer 1997
24
Fall 1997
32
Late Fall 1997
38
Winter 199798
42
Spring 1998
46
Spring 2000
87
Summer 2000
92
Fall 2000
107
Spring 2001
120
Summer 2001
126
Spring 2002
139
Summer 2002
145
Fall 2002
164

Spring And Summer 1998
52
Fall 1998
59
Late Fall 1998
64
Spring 1999
67
Summer 1999
76
Fall And Winter 1999
83
Winter 2002 Through Summer 2003
170
Spring 2004
174
Summer 2004
179
Fall 2004
197
Winter 2004 And Spring 2005
204
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About the author (2008)

Ron Arbizzani has been a boating enthusiast since childhood. He and his wife, Beverly, lived full time on their boat "Farfetched" for eight years. They traveled over 32,000 miles through out the eastern US, Canada and the Bahama Islands. They now reside in Fort Myers, Florida.

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