I'm on the West Coast
and don't know your local conditions, but have been on the water
or near most of my life. I'll never live in a house again. I'm retired, so being near employment
isn't an issue.
If you're going to cruise
, stay away from gas engines. If money
is an issue, try to find a private dock
. Next best is a dock
that caters to commercial
boats. But if you want all the bells and whistles and have money
to burn, a yacht harbor may be best for you.
I f you're handy or can learn, you get a lot more boat in wood or steel
than glass. But they take more maintenance
. But with any boat the more you can do, the cheaper it is. Even if it's only the ability to pick out the mickey mouse boatyards
from the good ones.
I find owning my boat less expensive than the last house. Especially taxes
. And I don't have to mow grass once a week.
]I was a shipwright, owned a shipyard, built and repaired all types of boats except cement. Also Navy
, tugs, commercial fishing
, etc. If you want someone to ask you can contact me.