Would you still be working? Do you need internet
? At just 25 you really too young to get off the grid. With ACA (Obama Care) they need an address to mail you stuff. To verify your household income
It is not easy to get off the grid. Fed's want tax info, need a driver's license
? You can handle banking via 4G, plus pay for your phone
Ok...enough of that.
I am currently on the west coast
(75 miles north of Tampa) I found an easy and cheap
place to stay on a boat in fresh water
. I talked to people in the slips with water/electric hook-ups for $550/mo. One person on a nice clean 41' sailboat with two little dogs
. One person on a 36' older cabin
cruiser and one person staying for free anchored out in Kings Bay on a really old beat up leaky 24' wooden tri-maran with a big dog.
So you can actually stay on anything that floats and can keep you out of the rain.
I have seen ok 30' sailboats for $5,000. One had new-ish sails
. You need to stop at some marinas
and talk to the Harbor Master...if you can find him. He will have information on lots of stuff as long as you come off as polite and inquisitive.
I was thinking I would anchor
out and for a treat move to a slip for a week. This beat up marina had showers and free pump-out station. I checked out about 5 marinas
. All seemed beat up and old. Beware, birds will use your boat as a potty spot.
One person probably needs at least a 32' - 34' foot sailboat with a small head
area to be semi-comforable.
Two people need a 36' - 38' sailboat IMHO.
It will not be an easy life as your boat will need to be cleaned continually to keep it looking nice. Gotta keep the scum from the bottom. And if you leave your boat to go to work big birds have all day to carp on it.
I have not made this leap just yet.
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