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Old 07-11-2012
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Re: My dream has always been to live on a sailboat. Tips please

OK, how about a little more info. First of all, where are you? You mention a lake and then want to take it on the ocean. There are some 25 footers that are trailerable, but 30', not so much. The cost of transporting a 30 footer ain't cheap.
Big question....what kind of budget are you looking at? Not just to buy, but to repair, replace, fix, upgrade and the day to day cost of boat ownership.
What kind of creature comforts do you want? Some people do ok on a stripped down, bare bones boat with no creature comforts. Me...I want heat, AC, gas stove, refrigerated icebox, microwave, TV and to be able to take a hot shower. What do you require?
To you plan on staying in a marina or on a mooring?
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