Originally Posted by DougSabbag
My first advice to wannabe liveaboards is to buy as big a vessel as you can afford.
I would change this statement slightly. There is such a thing as a vessel that is too big. I have seen live-aboards and regular boat owners alike bail out because they were overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the systems on larger boats. And when it comes to affording a boat consider all the costs; initial purchase, upgrades, ongoing maintenance, slip fees, haul-out fees, insurance, heating/cooling costs, etc.
Buy as big a vessel as you can afford and are willing/able to maintain.
I do agree that some boats are simply too small for some folks to LA comfortably.