If I recall
, you asked about a house boat deal a while back. If your ambitions are to cruise
, save your money
. It is really easy to get financially married to a boat, so it may as well be one that will take you where you want to go. Living on a cruising boat is very practical (although it does have a few downsides). Sailing on the great lakes
, is from what I have been told, a great way to learn, and prepare for cruising. With your future plans, I would skip the houseboat idea all together.