I have a 28' sailboat, a dog, a girl, a bird, and two cats. The cats mostly stay ashore, but the rest go along. We make it work, but rarely for more than 2 weeks at a time. Storage
is the biggest issue, and more often than not the V-berth becomes the "junk room". The upside is that other than the $500/month to keep her in Key West
, the boat is fairly inexpensive to maintain and run.
I retire in a little over 30 months from the Fire Dept, and the GF and I plan to move aboard....... a different boat! As much as I prefer monos, we are looking at cats just for the extra room.
If you make it to Key West
, the first round is on me just to thank you for your service!