Re: Thinking about living aboard
Just do it. I did it, for the exact same reasons. Working student tired of wasting money on rent, and having lousy room mates. I just got a job in the real world again, and getting to work in the morning, looking and smelling fresh is the biggest challenge. I have a head on board, but I don't use it, walking 100 feet to take a grumpy is another bummer. It's also not really any cheaper if you plan on keeping stuff in storage, and keeping your boat ship shape.
It's fun, simple, keeps you mindful of the stuff you buy, and it will make a great story for your kids. If your single, it will help you find a girl who also likes adventure, because she will either dig that you live on a boat, or she wont. At the end of it all, you can sell the boat and get some of that money back, but if you're like me you'll already be thinking about boats big enough to have a family on.
Just do it and don't look back.
Oh- buy a dehumidifier, a nice one.
Cal 29 would make a GREAT live aboard BTW, that is what I wanted but got a Cascade 27.