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I'm an adventurer at heart. I love venturing off into the unknown, and I'm blessed with high energy and cant seem to stay still.

I want to live in my boat, and travel.
At first I'd be alone, but I'm sure I'd eventually run into some beautiful girl along my adventures or from my past, so space for 2 or possibly more if I have friends or family would be optimal.

If the boat couldn't manage a voyage across the ocean, it wouldn't satisfy me.

Things I would like in a boat would be a lot of deck space, as I'd spend a lot of time there in the open. I'd like to be able to rig up a hammock somehow.

I want a sailboat, my uneducated assumption is that more sails = more to keep me busy, plus it looks awesome. I have this fantasy of climbing all around my boats riggings like a pirate movie. I think I would be disappointed if I couldn't climb around my boat.

I want a crows nest. Maybe I could make one myself?

I would want to fish for the majority of my diet.

I also want the availability of carrying a jetski aboard so I can feed my adrenaline from time to time.

I also would want a large dog, something like a border collie or German shepherd to keep me company and busy.
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Good to know you have realistic expectations. I'd start with something in the 45' range. That should have a foredeck big enough for the jetski.

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Those are beautiful boats, however I think they may be a bit too luxurious for what I'm looking for. I'd like something with a more traditional feel.
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Going by your forum name - a steel one!

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Hey Rust, your dream is not much different from me and many others. Some eventually have reached their dream and many changed their mind to take up gardening instead. Hang out here for a few months and let the reality sets in. By then, you l ow what is real and what is not.

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Re: What boat is right for me?

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forget the jetski - devilish machine

forget the crowsnest - boats don't have them anymore

forget the big dog - it will go mad on your boat - a terrier can survive

my advice is to buy a plastic $2,000 20 footerfrom craigslist and go out to see if you can frighten yourself in it

use it as a learner boat

keep it for a year and then sell it for $1999

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forget the jetski - devilish machine

forget the crowsnest - boats don't have them anymore

forget the big dog - it will go mad on your boat - a terrier can survive

my advice is to buy a plastic $2,000 20 footerfrom craigslist and go out to see if you can frighten yourself in it

use it as a learner boat

keep it for a year and then sell it for $1999

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I could do without the jetski, even though it's a luxury I'd like to toy with here and there along my travels. Are there any major drawbacks to lugging one with me?

As far as the crowsnest, I'm aware they aren't on boats anymore, but that's one of the reasons it appeals to me. Not only that, but I would make good use of it, even if nothing more than my personal hang out spot. Also, it would give me a reason to climb about. Plus it looks badass.

You're probably right about the large dog. +1

With my inexperience I'd definitely need a starter boat like you said, I was just curious in finding an ideal boat to set my eyes on so that I could have some kind of visual motivation to make the dream a reality
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