If one wants to make something happen, they can make it so. Crew often and bring the -------- ( you fill in the blank). Ask to, or pay to sleep aboard while at anchor
. A lot less expensive than the hit you would take, trying to Sale
a boat that someone else should be Sailing, or turning into an artificial reef.
Go for it. The human body can adjust to a lot. It's the, "managing to pay the bills part," that stumps most dreamers.
Then there is that, "other half," that will come along. They can't say, "I didn't know you had this sailing sickness.!" If you are living on a boat when they meet you, you can return the, "This person is a nut.!" look.
Then there are paid positions on other people's boats.
Of course the ultimate would be being the Captain
of your own vessel and having an understanding Admiral.
You could do a Coast Guard hitch. Call it a taste, without all the, "Luxuries," of the Navy
Still surrounded by anchors.