ok I'm unsure of if this is the right thread but here is my story and the advice I'm asking.
I'm 23, and looking to get a boat around 30-35ish feet. don't know anybody that has cruised or lived aboard before but i am going to do it already have my mind made up. i will be living aboard
solo with no experience on sailboats.
I don't have access to anyway to learn and sail where i am at unfortunately.
I have a 40pd black lab/britney spanial mix. who has never even seen a boat before. but she follows me everywhere i make about 600-700$ a month. found a marina that will take me for about 300 a month.
shouldnt have any boat payments as i ahve been saving for this for 6 years in a crappy job i did not like. only boat maintanence and repairs
are my biggest worry as i dont have experiance with them.
are other livaboards willing to teach others proper ways of maintaining and repairing a boat? i dont mind shelling out a few $. if need be i can increase my income
about 1-2000$ for any given month. as i am prone to being a guinne pig for pharmicutical companies when i need the extra cash.
there are other livaboards and cruisers where i am wanting to go do they teach people to sail or are others willing to take me out on a day trip my boat or theirs? so i can get some experiance i prefer not to take classes
as they tend to mess up my entire week.
I'm not the most socialable person im likeable just not socialable and tend to keep to myself unless some 1 approaches me.
any advice on how much maintanence usually is when you first buy a boat? i cant afford a new one but can afford a 80's-90's 30ish footer and i know when i get one some 1 is gonna have something on it jerry rigged or it will need something like paint
or glasswork done. i do know how to glass work i think i seen some 1 do it online and think i can do it myself but always appriciate advice.
i havent found the boat i want yet but do have some good finds i have to travel to look at them and am makin a list. so i can do all my searching in a few weeks.
does anyone have a pc onboard? i dislike laptops but do own one. and would prefer a desktop
is it feasible to sail with one on board?
have already read about showers laundry
is there some 1 i can pay to go do my laundry
at the marina's i hate doing laundry and often end up with blue/pink colered stuff.if not i think i can manage or just find a girlfriend to do it for me
do livaboards/cruisers share recipes