im not really thinking about living aboard, im about 99.9 percent sure im going to do it. i've always had a dream of being in the gulf with the (now being Ruined) beautiful water.. i wanted to have a beach house, but i also wanted to be able to explore all of the little island chains down there and enjoy their culture. (some im sure i should avoid) but i thought about a boat and well you can go anywhere for free on a sailboat, so it was my first choice.
problems. i have no sailing experience what so ever. but im a pretty smart guy, i imagine it will be easy enough. and i no nothing outside of what research i have done online. i visited my local sailing club and i've been on a few boats. never been sailing.
i have no problem with not having space, i can throw everything i own (with the exception of a few cars and a motorcycle) in the back of my truck. i dont like to keep anything i can replace or wont need. and on a boat i imagine that will be even less crap.
i dont know what luxuries i will want to embark upon (ac, fridge) i intend on having solar power for most everything i will have led lighting installed. a bangin stereo, and what ever else is needed. im not worried about the shower. but the toilet idk about, i have heard about horrific mishaps with the mechanical ones. and think im going to opt for the port a potty. though im not sure how pleasant that may become..
i plan to get a boat needing probably alot of work which i am not opposed to, as long as the hull is solid, the mast/boom is there i think i can fix the rest.. i can do plumbing, fiberglass, mechanical. ect. looking for maybe a macgreggor 25 or catalina, im thinking maybe a 31' trimeran, i found one online for $500 but it needs total referb. but i also need a title and havent talked to the guy yet..
im in augusta GA close enough anyways, and i plan on relocating, but i want to bring the boat here to prep it. it will take months im sure..
then im moving to florida on the boat. and im hoping with the lords help to maybe start up my own little business repairing boat engines. or boats in general, but im a deisel mechanic here, been working on cars my whole life. and i can do anything really. got my associates in electrical engineering. i hear finding work on a boat isnt to hard for a mechanic. any truth to this?
dont plan on living in a marina for anytime at all unless it is necessary..
so anyone think it'll work out?
i do plan on sailing it on the lake a few times before i take it out to big blue, but i also intend to be a coastal sailor for the most part. maybe bahamas or the keys, but nothing too far away till im sure of myself. i also dont plan on staying in my first boat forever. it's just a stepping stone
i already told my gf if she wasnt up for living on a boat, she might as well look for another guy