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There are a few crew finding sites eg Find a Boat, Yacht or Ship to Crew for.
Forget the railmeat idea. Unless the boat is racing and therefore has a full crew so your responsibility is minimal, the reality for cruisers is limited crew long watches fatigue and quite likely interpersonal tensions. It does however test whether being some days from land day after day freaks you out as it does many.
The competent crew thing is just the start, the higher levels are useful. I agree with the others the size of the boat has to be less an apartment than one your wife can sail alone if need be when you are disabled through illness or injury. Ongoing other crew is unlikely and probably undesirable as sharing a confined space for any time is difficult let alone with a stranger of uncertain capacity.
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Your wife is game right now which is good!
You've got the money which is good!
You've got a little experience which is a good start!
You've got a dream which is good!

Don't blow it!!! Get a boat you can handle and know you can handle backed up with more experience.

When you start cruising...start in waters that you can build your experience without blowing it!!! Some waters are more challenging than others.

"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau
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