Thanks guys. I will look around and I have a friend that used to live on a sailboat until she had a kid so I figure she can lend some good advice. I will call around to some marinas tomorrow and find out prices to see who charges what for live aboard and if there is a minimum size. Thanks for the encouragment, but i am not going at this half cocked, I plan on doing tons of research and even if I do not move out until I am 22 I will know that I made the right decision. Either way if you guys could suggest some brands from low end to high end so that I can get a good idea of which ones are higher and lower end before I look at them.