Wow, praise indeed - thankyou Tc.
Yes, that's a common problem - getting the missus onto the water permanently is not always easy... It's a fine life but I have no fridge, freezer, washing machine, tv or central heating. I have a porta potti instead of a toilet and my hot water currently doesn't work properly either. A broadbeam or dutch barge on a permanent mooring could be made just as comfortable as a house in terms of mod cons though.
Amusingly, one of the deal breakers for the ladies is that even my 1000w generator which can easily power every electrical device I own at the same time would not be powerful enough to operate some brands of hair straighteners!!
That said, I do know plenty of girls living on their own boats (none of whom have staight hair) but for the record I have chosen the simple (i.e. single) life for the moment
"Never get out of the boat... Absolutely god damn right!"
'92 Klein Pinnacle :: '94 Orange P7 :: '00 Ibis Silk Ti :: '02 Santa Cruz Blur