Semi-off topic, but germane to your overall question: Living with external job, working on, and sailing a boat. It isn't that easy.
First, you will probably need a boat that will allow you to sleep, eat, and have use of a shower/toilet. Any thing you CAN'T do on the boat, will have to be done ashore - if the facilities are there and not controlled. If you use your toilet on the boat, it has to be disposed of PROPERLY. Electricity - both AC & DC - generate your own or use the dock
?? Okay - that is LIVING ABOARD.
Now for sailing - all the STUFF you need for living aboard AND for working (clothing, books
, whatever) need a place to be when you are in working mode. When you are out to sail, you'll need a place to stash all that stuff unless you don't mind that GLOB of STUFF somewhere in the lower parts
of your boat. - Don't forget all the gear
that you need to actually sail: Sails
, lines, radio
, and whatever else would be required for your area and by the water
authority for that area. That the SAILING part.
Ahhhh.. and now you want to tear apart various parts
of the boat to work on it. While keeping all the above in good enough condition.
Good luck - it ain't easy.