My wife and I live on a Morgan
33' sail boat and have been for about 3 years now, before that sailing was new to me and I learn from coming here talking with people and watching video on Youtube and then I would go out and try what I seen/read.
In my 3 years I have learn alot and I am sure I will be learning
the rest of my life. Right now we are dock
in Norht west Florida
and have been working on the boat as it is a older boat that I got very cheap
but lucky all the work it needed I was able to do myself. We had hopes to head
south for the island chain next month but a few weeks ago the motor
went out while out on a day trip. It is nothing majury and should be fixed within the next two weeks but it has set us back.
In my 3 short years sailing I have logged a number of hours by taking short trips (50 to 100 mile) trips and countless day trips.
I met my wife after I got the boat and moved here to Florida
and with her it is a little harder changing her life to live aboard, for some reason I took to it very easy and beleive it was the best move I made in my life.
I am sure a number of people will tell you on here to take sailing classes
or join a club and I do agree, but do not stop there get out to marina's and meet sailors they all love to take and at times you will meet friends that will invite the two of you out on day trips.
Most people find it very hard to down size when moving onto a boat so keep that in mind.
Here is a link to a site that will help you get some idea on cost of boats and different types. Keep in mind the price
listed is the asking price
and in most cases the price you pay is much less.New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com
Best of luck,