My first live aboard was a 1975 Grampian
26. I bought her while house sitting my parents place, and when they returned nonchalantly told them I was moving and gave them the address of the marina and slip number. I did not however tell them it was a marina.
Needless to say father was not impressed when they decided to visit one day.
I spent a year and a half on board, and loved it. Not too small, not too big, even if I did end up with Twofootitis and went from there to a 32, then a 31 and now a 38 foot boat.
That's me some 32 years ago.