Re: Young liveaboard after Navy
I think if I had to do it all over again, I would have gone to college on ROTC and served my 20 years. I would just have gotten out a few years ago and would have a pension. There is NO company out there that offers a pension like the military, heck very few companies do more than match a small portion of your 401K any more. If you want to retire young (or at all) then the military is the way to go. While it will not make you rich after you get out, you can live more comfortably off of it than Social Security and it should be enough to support a cruising lifestyle.
I was a rebellious youth and the thought of following orders made my stomach turn. Now I truly wish I had served my country via the military, and not just for the pension either. I have many friends who have and are currently doing this.