Not only am I new to Sailnet, I'm new to sailing in general. I have been on a sailboat once and loved it and my husband has a bit of experience also. We like it so much we are in the process of finding a good boat and becoming live aboards. We found one we like but it is still under discussion. We are thinking about a 1974 Irwin 37' aft cockpit. Thing is, we saw a boat with a center cockpit and the added sleeping quarters and liked it so we decided we wanted a boat with a center cockpit until we saw this one. I think it just had a good vibe about it. I liked it a lot but we are taking our time making sure it is the right one. With any luck, by this time next month, we will be living on the boat and I can go fishing off my roof/deck!