I can't thank you enough for the plethora of information being thrown out at me. I appreciate everyones input. I really do love Cats but they are a bit out of my price range. In fact a ideal sailing vessel to me would be a cat. I have not seen any Catamarans for under 100,000 dollars as yet though. Have you? I really do love sailing and apart from a place to live (and pick up chicks haha) then main reason I am considering a live aboard is because I love sailing and the water. I have been steadily looking at sailboats over the net so far. I have found that most of the best deals on boats come from Florida. Do you find this to be true? I am shipping back out on my ship in a few days but I will try to get some shore time in to check up on the chat forum. Thanks again for all of your input and Happy sails!