Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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You don't have to learn it all in six months, most of us spend a life time learning things we think we know.
What you need to know most is can you adapt to the 'life'; ask your friend if you and the dog can stay onboard during the week when he's gone.
Meanwhile, visit some boat brokers and see what's available in your area, search here and elsewhere for marina's that allow full time liveaboards as opposed to your friend staying weekends. Most have a long wait list for new owner/boats.