Im sure you can tell from the title that this is going to be a disaster but humor me for a quick minute
I just moved to Orlando from Minneapolis and realized that for the first time living on a boat year round is a viable option.
1. I hate the concept of renting, 100% wasted money. At least with a sailboat I can recoup 50% or more of my investment.
2. I have always wanted a sailboat and am willing to make sacrifices for the dream.
What Im thinking so far:
1. Buy a small sailboat around 25' for hopefully about 3,000 based on what Ive seen on craigslist.
2. I have a lake picked out and a business owner who said I can rent their unused dock for $100/month. I can run a power line out, water and wifi booster.
3. Im going to get a gym membership for showers.
4. There is a marina across the lake that can tow my boat after purchase. I met their mechanic who said he could survey a boat for me for a good price on his own time. The marina can do the waste pumping or whatever.
5. Im super handy so Im not too worried about getting and older boat. I know a little bit about wiring plumbing refinishing etc and have flipped houses.
6. I just got a decent part time job with a software developer so I can afford to fix it up as I go and upgrade to something bigger and better in a few months.
What kind of sacrifices do you have to make on a boat this cheap?
I thought about it and it seems like a lot of stuff could be broken and I could still use it. IE stove: get electric counter top one, toilet: composter portapotty, engine: no problem im just taking it out on the lake a bit, electricity: I can fix myself
Where should I buy it? Private seller or used boat yard?
Is limited head room on small boat going to suck? im 6'
I have friends nearby so its pretty much just for sleeping. I can probably talk the business owner into letting me instal a small shed for bigger things.
Okay, shoot holes in my plan
Thanks for help in advance. Obviously I just found this site online.