I am new to this forum but this thread caught my interest. I have lived aboard for the past 2 years on a 34 foot Westerly and I can honestly say that after paying for the boat, the slip and insurance
and a small storage
shed, my basic living expenses are about the same or slightly higher than what I would pay for a decent one bedroom apartment. But that extra expense keeps me on the water
in a very quiet area and it feels like being on vacation
everyday....the downside is that it is really difficult to head
off for work when I have to. Nothing like enjoying a quiet morning sitting in the cockpit
drinking coffee and reading
)) I am not even sure I could go back to living on land now.