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Being able to maintain an intimate relationship without scarring the children for life was high on my list when we were shopping for a boat to live on. It was very important to have the children’s state rooms on the other side of the boat from the Captain’s Quarters. That type of floor plan whittled down our choices quite a bit. When we were looking at motoryachts, I liked the Hatteras models but all the floor plans I saw had a small stateroom right outside the captain’s quarters. That was definitely NOT going to work!
Our 52′ Center Cockpit Irwin Ketch has the perfect floorplan. Max is in the v-berth. Mason’s little room with the two bunks is right next to that. And, the Captain’s Quarters are all the way at the stern. The new air conditioners we installed (they’re also heaters) are quite loud and we can run just the fans when we want to. Add more noise from the pump and you can’t hear anything going on from the other end of the boat. Heh…
Also, since I know you’re curious, the boat is large enough that it doesn’t “rock” when intimacy is taking place. There, I said it. You read it. We can all stop giggling now and move on… 😉
By the way, if you’re living in a marina, and if you don’t incorporate white noise outside of your boat (the overboard discharge for the air conditioners works wonders!), your neighbors, and even people walking by, can hear you having sex. We should know. There’s one couple on the dock who has quite the reputation… 😉
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Angela Hoy is a publisher, a blogger, and the author of 19 books. She lived on dirt her entire life before her family gave away almost everything they owned, and moved onto a 52-foot Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch. They all live, work, and play on board full-time.
Angela is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, a free source of paying markets for freelance writers and photographers. If you want to write for magazines, websites, businesses, or others, check it out. It’s free! Her publishing services company, BookLocker.com, has published more than 9,000 books over the past 18 years. If you want to publish a book, she’d love to hear from you! Abuzz Press is BookLocker’s hybrid publishing company. And, PubPreppers.com offers services to authors who are having their books published elsewhere.