Greetings everyone! I have been reading this and other live aboard forums
for some time now. I have finally come to the realization that I am ready for a more enjoyable and adventurous lifestyle. At the moment, I am simply browsing the different boat types/models that would seem to be ideal for live aboard and cruising the seas to different islands and locations. Thus far, I have been looking at Trawlers and Bluewater vessels. Would anyone happen to have any other suggestions? From reading the forums
, I am seeing that 36' to 42' seem to be ideal for my endeavors. I have come across quite a few used vessels with the above dimensions that seem to be very affordable and in great condition. Though this dream will begin to come to fruition within the next year or so, I figured I should begin to learn as much as possible about this wonderful lifestyle. I have recently purchased study materials to try and obtain my FCC license
and have enrolled in a boating
course provided by our local USPS group.
A bit about me:
At the present time, I am single
, 40 and really don't anticipate on having a significant other in my life any time soon. I was recently laid off from my position of 12.5 years in the IT and telecommunications arenas in the Dallas area, but am really enjoying the time off. I was able to pay cash for my current
residence and am renting
my prior one. My debt is very minimal and both vehicles are paid off. My daughter will be 18 next year and on her way to college. Even though I still have some cash reserves to cover me for a while, I will be looking at ways to produce some passive income
to keep me going and to keep me island hopping.
I am looking forward to reading this forum inside and out and possibly meeting many of you on the waters in the future. Happy and Safe Sailing!!