Re: Boat Size
Not that I live aboard with kids........but the few I know that do so, have boats in the 40-45 even 50' long. As noted, have space for ea kid per say, a boat that can handle any kind of weather etc.
This is no different than my taking my kids out with a RV trailer we had. Ours was 24' long, about as short as we could get away with for how we used it. If it would have been much longer than weekends during ski season, maybe a week or two in the summer. A MUCH bigger trailer would have been needed. Boating is the same. Are you weekending, or full timing, to something in the middle. By the way, there is a really nice ready to go Jeanneau SO49iP in the NW. Owner took his twin daughters and spouse on a round the pacific trip. Boat is still ready to go! Altho with close to 8' of draft, east coasters may find it too confining. Here in puget sound, along the pacific etc, no issues.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!