Originally Posted by eryka
The "convincing" may go a lot easier if you make it a reversible decision ... put your stuff in storage for a year, rent your house rather than sell it (if that's practical) and reevaluate after 1 year aboard, whether to finally sell it all or move back to land. May be easier to make a small step rather than a leap, knowing there's a way out if its not for you may decrease resistance that she may be defining as practical. Just a thought.
Unfortunately, it's an either/or - sell the house and buy another one, or sell it and pay cash for a nice boat and put the rest in investments.