So much great info.!! I'm expecting to have to fix/replace/upgrade things on whatever boat I get, because I know things break and need replacing. Fortunately I am working and will have money
coming in, so I'm not all that concerned about having an immediate cushion of money
set aside out of that $40k. I plan to live on this boat also, so I won't be also having to pay mortgage/rent on a house at the same time.
I'm 5'10" (although I'd like to think I'm 5'11" lol), so the 6'2 - 6'4 headroom
I'm seeing will work, and no wife, so I don't have to factor in anyone else's needs list. My needs list come pretty standard, luckly for me - wheel steering
, a common-parts diesel engine
, and I'd really like a boat where I can just drop the table down to form a double berth, as I've found V-berths to feel a bit too cramped for me personally. I also live in the Seattle
area, where there are a lot of boats that come up for sale
. The reason I've asked about Canada
is that I've seen a couple boats up there with potential.