Thank you Ex and Silent:
The reason I am looking at bigger boats: My cruising plans include some continuing work as an electrical
engineering consultant. I will need to have 3 staterooms onboard: A master, one for guest or crew (we do plan to take on crew for passagemaking per my wife's requirement plus we hope to have grandkids and other guests jon us from time to time), and I need a third stateroom for an engineering lab/office space.
I might make do with two staterooms if I can convert the lab to a berth, but storage
quickly becomes a problem for me then.
I'l reiterate about the size concern, how big does a boat need to be before finding dockside moorage becomes a real issue? Especially when considering liveabord size.
Silent: I do not know of Kvichak,. Seattle is not all that small - there is actually a fairly large racing
community here. In the summer, there are 4 weekly series races that each draw over 60 boats to the starting lines. When you consider Lake Washington
, Shilshole and Elliott Bay, that makes for alot of water
Everyone: I will look at the fourms and search livaboard, but I have the unique option of seeking employment
, moving almost anywhere, and buying a boat after I arrive - the question is WHERE should I look? I'd like to hear from you folks on that topic.