Thanks Sailingdog! My budget for purchasing a boat is preferrably under 100k, the less the better since I will be paying cash (so as not to have payments, obviously). I have been advised that 25 to 35 feet is sufficient for a liveaboard and easier to handle alone. I would like to have about a 33'er, with a separate shower (I've heard stories). My trips would basically be solo, unless I meet someone willing to go with me.
The only reason Alberg was in the running was the prices of them. In my mind, you get what you pay for, so I was steering away from them.
When you say "boat budget of 15% to 20%...are you talking about the percentage of the cost of the boat? I have figured about $1,200 per month for repairs, maintenance, dock, food, traveling and no entertainment (the experience is entertainment enough). What do you think "all mighty experienced one?" LOL.
I appreciate your knowledge, expertise and willing to help.