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help on my first liveaboard boat choice
hi all, this is my first post.
my lease is up in 4 months or so, i should hopefully be getting into grad school for the fall and would love to buy a boat, work on this summer off, then take it with me to which ever grad school i get into.
at first i was going to live out of a van as long as i could, but remember that i did sail every summer in high school on j27s i figure a sail boat might be a little nicer than the van idea ;-)
anyway, i did some online research and read that a 25 footer or there abouts is good for one person. does that sound right? as for storage, all my possessions have fit into my rucksack for about a month now, so storage is not needed.
im currently in philly and saw two boats that seemed cheap enough and a relatively good deal but i really have no idea. a 24ft sea farer, because it is setup for a marine toilet (even though it currently has a porta potti) for 5000, and a bayliner buccaneer (27ft i believe) for 3000 that seems to need a lot of cosmetic work with cushions and interior but otherwise sound. the 27 footer seems like there owuld be so much more space since it has the extra feet plus its a center cockpit boat.
what do you guys think?
also, now any good marinas in philly (and how much they cost?)