Captain S/V Triumph
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boston Yacht Haven
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Re: Downside of living aboard
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.
I fully agree to this modification!
So, there is a lower limit, and an upper limit. Each has to choose within those for themselves.
Though I still maintain to live "properly" the lower limit is that it can NOT be a day cruiser that you try to liveaboard. She should at least be a serious enough vessel that you are not "camping out" as though you are living in the back seat of your car. That might well be possible, but is not advisable.