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Live on a houseboat year round?


Anyone know anyone that lives on a houseboat year round? In Minnesota? On the Miss River? Just curious.

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TBO/MN

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I live on mine all summer, and stay in it from time to time in the winter. We pull ours out of the water in the winter, but still have everything working so it can be used in the winter. We don't keep water in it, so we bring water jugs.

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Superiorfisherman

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Thats what me and the wife want to do too, when kids get older!! I think be great to live on boat year round, and no yard work either!!!!

mnfish

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TBO/MN...where do you live in the winter?

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Edited by mnfish (03/12/06 02:32 PM)


mnfish

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And where do you keep it?

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TBO/MN

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Circle Pines, MN/Voyageurs National Park(Crane Lk.)

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mnfish

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Just curious because I thought it would be cool once I'm totally single just to live on a boat on the river. By St. Paul? Anyone know anyone living in that area? Watergate marina or ??? And what do the utitlites run? Where to live in the winter? And do girls like houseboats? Probably not I'm thinking. Oh, well. Can't have it all.

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ederd

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My wife said it would be neat, she said if you had a deck where they could sunbathe that women would probably like it.

Ed

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John23

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I think it would be pretty cool to live on a houseboat, or to at least have one available for summer/weekend living. If you find anything out, please post the info here! I know there are several people who do live in Watergate year round, and I'm sure there are marinas down river that have more year-rounders.

Oh, and if the girls like you, and the houseboat is nice enough, I bet it would be just fine. They're pretty tolerant for the first month or two...


Chris Tuckner

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It was my understanding that if you had a houseboat, the girls came with it. Every one I have seen came equipped with a number of them.

TBO/MN

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Mine did, wife,,Joanie, and cat,,Kallie........

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KJK

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There are a few people that live on their boats all year
round down at Willy's hidden harbor in St.Paul Park.

In the winter you have to build a shrink wrap enclosure around the boat to keep the wind out.

They have a pretty have a nice bar/restaurant. Give'em a call for the slip rates.


Musky-Girl

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Big River Magazine did a special story last year on living year round on a house boat and where you could park for the winter, etc. I'll try to dig it up for you.

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DaveB

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I am pretty sure that people live year round at Watergate. My friend was going to do it too, but the deal fell through. He was going to have it on Harriet Island. I am really not sure how the water works in the winter though.

Whiskerkev

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Houseboats are fun and you get what you pay for. Most are not designed for warmth and are not insulated very well. The slippage can get expensive and some marinas require they be taken out each year. If you don't run them frequently maintenance can be a bear. If you like to work on things you can get a great deal on one that might not be in pristine shape. I have never had a problem getting the fairer sex to come on mine. Houseboats are usually on the slow side and can be a pain to manuever in current. They are great if you want to be the first one on the water and also night fishing when you don't want to worry about launching and landing at night.

2Fishy4U

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A friend of mine; Jay Kohner, Latsch Island, Winona, MN. And he doesn't have have to pay property taxes.

Gary

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No property taxes.

And

If you keep it on the Mississippi, you can stake claim in a residence of a state that does not have income taxes. I'm not quite exactly sure how it works, but I know it can be done.

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John23

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No state income taxes? This I'm looking into...

Chris Tuckner

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You would need a PO box for mail. No biggie. I could handle that.

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