If I were you I would do more research
before investing in a boat when you are not familiar with the costs of maintaining a boat...especially if you are on a budget
and did not understand the things that can be wrong with a boat that will require huge costs to fix.
Some people imagine that they can live on a boat at anchor
for free...not really. You still have to get to and from the boat to land and maintain the boat if you plan to live there long without major problems. Then if you are at a dock
, you will have monthly marina fees
, utilities, etc. and still have to deal with maintenance
. Many small boats leak and if they don't right now it is just a mater of time until they do....unless you maintain them well. Everything for boats is more expensive.
For example....if you pull the boat out of the water and find problems with thruhulls, blisters
, bottom needing paint
etc. it could cost as much as you paid for the boat to have the repairs
done....if you don't do most of it yourself.
Bottom line....do lots of research
to find out just what boat ownership
and sailing is all about....before you jump in to buy a boat.