I had bought a used 24 ft Columbia
sailoboat built from a Sears kit in mid-70's. Not bad for the $1,500 price
I paid for it and had $200/month expenses at Bellingham Harbor, that included a port store, coffee shop, laundry
and showers. Had an office working as an economist close to the waterfront in Bellingham, WA - USA and lived on board for 2 years and learned to sail on weekends in the Puget Sound
. That was 15 years ago and I have moved on since and sold the craft about 10 years ago.
I am interested in returning this time as a reitree to the waterfront, to buy a sailboat 30-40 ft. and to live on-board again, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest
, preferably in Vancouver - Victoria BC. Therefore, input and suggestions from those familiar with the geography, lifestyle and possibly a sailboat that is up for sale
at a suitable marina would be welcome.