Re: The Live aboard dream right out of college?
Remember that even if you get a boat for free, the costs involved in owning and maintaining it are substantial. It is great to have the ambition and spirit to do something like this but it is also wise to consider the alternatives. You could wait for a while until you have the credentials to ultimately earn a good living and then "retire early" for a few years to go sailing. I'd recommend getting a degree under your belt before setting out. I waited until I graduated and then ski-bummed/patrolled for ten years. I was able to call up that degree when I decided it was time to get a "real job."
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.