Pre-requisites for Living/cruising aboard?
You didn''t mention your rate/rank but, if you can get a bit of time to stop by the USS CROMMELIN on a workday, you might ask for the LT or j.g. in the Wardroom who lives over in Kanehoe Bay and keeps his sailboat at the K Bay Yacht Club (it''s really just a marina). You''d have in common the familiarity with what big-ship sailors do and he''d be able to give you some starting pointers on how that''s different from what small-ship sailors need to know.
Just a thought; don''t know if it will work for you...but the CROMMELIN is right next door.