hi, I had a very good rorc 32 many years agoe .I wanted to live aboard and then sail offshore
.It took me 3 months of weekends to get boat equiped for live aboard and then 5 years of working and saving before I was able to go offshore
.that was in N.Z.
several years agoe in sydney
I purchased a sunken timber motorboat.that took me 2 years FULL time .7 days a week before I got that one in the water
and I spent around $60000.00 on it.
more recently I built a 17 ft steam powered boat from scratch .1 years work and cost me $32000.00 in materials.
I have done what you are about to start and unfortunatley it is a very hard and expensive way of getting a cheap
december this year I purchased a 38 ft yacht ,has everything for live aboard and offshore and will be in new caledonia
in 5 weeks time .
my point is by the boat that is complete and ready to go you will save your self 4 years off hard work and save a hundred grand.