Best boat buying advice I was given was: "THE PRIMARY USE OF THE BOAT IS PRIMARY"
. What this means is that if you really only need a boat that is for you to liveaboard, and are only going to have people aboard here and there... you'd be better off getting a higher-quality, better condition smaller boat than a larger boat that is in worse shape.
Having a boat that is in good condition and well equipped is really going to make living aboard a lot nicer. Space is a luxury, but often one you can do with less of. If that isn't the case for you, you probably shouldn't be looking to live on a boat.
Thanks for replying, actually bad wording there on my part. I will live onboard, but will have people on with me as much as possible for a week or 2 here or there. So don't really need as much space as it would appear.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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