So, I know there's a great difference between a liveaboard and a cruiser. I know liveaboards often turn into floating apartments, often too encumbered to sail.
That being said, the time is quickly coming for me to buy a home. I've been looking, but I can't afford a place close to the sea, not if I'm to stay in LA where my job is. I'm certainly not able, right now, to cut ties and just head off into the beyond. But I wonder if I could buy a boat, live on it, and use it to go sailing on weekends, or perhaps after work for short trips out to watch the sun go down.
Right now I have more crap than I have at any point in my life, almost enough to fill up a 10x10 room (including my bed, desk, etc) and even at this point, I think I own fewer things than most people I know. I'm in the process of cutting it all back down till I can put everything I own in my Scion. I've realized that the more crap I have, the more angst I have, and I seem to be happiest when the things I own can fit into a backpack, so I don't necessarily think the minimal living thing would be bad for me. Further, if I'm keeping my job, and living at the docks, the 20k I've got right now could go from a so so boat, to a down-payment on a rather nice boat.
It's just a thought, and I'm not looking to do anything for another 18 months at least, but it's a thought I'm entertaining, and I thought I might get some thoughts from you guys.