For years I used to think sailing was a rich person's pastime.
Last year two events
got me started back on the road to wanting a sailboat( and thinking it was affordable for the average Joe).
I took a Coast Guard safe boating
course( I can't say enough about how good a job they did). Second was I met one of my neighbors in an RV park in Arizona ( Bullhead City on the Colorado River - it is a PWC
and motorboat heaven).
What does this have to do with liveaboards you ask?
My neighbor and I were talking about the RV lifestyle. It is in a lot of ways like sailing. Some people travel a lot and park a little. Some park a lot and travel a bit. With sailing it is the same.
I happened to mention that I was looking forward to buying
a sailboat in a while; I was restoring my RV not just for a nice home for my wife but to sell it at a profit for us.
He told me how there were a lot of people who liveaboard sailboats like he and I were living in an RV park. And it wasn't just the rich. He made it sound like there were marina ghettos, too.
While I doubt I'd want to live in one how freeing the idea was.
If you can't sail the world what better than to live tied to a dock
? At least there is cable and internet
. Maybe best of all there are the neighbors.