help with lifes dream
You admit it will be a 4-year plan of getting ready, so your most recent post asking for "boat size and makes" is really way too premature. If you follow through with your stated learning process, you will have plenty of time to narrow the choices down later.
From all the good advice I have read in some well-written books, getting the boat you''ll be cruising in too early is one of the biggest mistakes you can make (especially if your funds are limited).
Keep your dream alive and make progress as fast as you reasonably can!