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sail or power
If you want to be forever fixing-up - go for an old wooden power boat. If you''d like to take a day off, every month or so, - get an old wooden sailboat.
Cruising & Living-Aboard are opposite sides of the same coin.
When my wife & I lived-aboard our C&C29, we had a domestic fridge in the cockpit, a window-type air conditioner in the fore-hatch, (Two) Televisions on cable, a microwave/convection oven, & etc. Obviously, we didn''t day-sail much.
When we cruised, we had gas & diesel cans on deck, and provisions everywhere else.
We never saw our bootsripe!
A word on boat size. "Stuff accumulates to fill the space alloted". You can cruise as well on a small sailboat (as we have) as you can on a larger power boat. What you can never regain, is the TIME it takes to accumulate stuff, and the space to store it.