Michael, living on a Catalina 25 will have much more in common with backpacking than living on land ( unless it is living in an RV, and then it will be very similar)
Add a newborn and the problems expand quickly.
1 lack of sanitation ... I think that model uses a porta-potty that would have to be hauled every 3 or 4 days
2 no shower
3 no standing headroom
... That gets old fast
4 no proper kitchen or galley
5 limited tankage for water
6 it has no provision for heating
You didn't mention if you would be in a slip at a marina. If you are, then these are not as important since you would have electricity, city water and maybe even showers and laundry
Lin and Larry Pardey
sailed around the world in a 25 foot boat and it didn't even have an engine
. So so living long term in a small vessel can be done. I just don't think you have the right one in mind. The difference between a 25 and a 27 Catalina or Hunter
is huge. You need to see the difference to appreciate it.
My wife and I sailed a very similar boat, the MacGregor
25 and found that about 4 days was it for us. You may be made of hardier stuff. Chip Giles would take his to the Bahamas
for weeks at a time and wrote a book about it. Others have made modifications to make it more comfortable.
I don't know your circumstances ... But I can guarantee you that it will not be easy or convenient.
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