Thanks in advance to all you for your thoughts and advice. I have followed many of you over the past years. Thank you for the endless info.
My wife and I are 28 and have a 3 year old boy an soon will have another. We live an hour from SF and have been wanting to make the leap to liveaboards but something is holding our feet on solid ground and we can't see what it is.
We decided to sell our stuff and put the house on the market and get out of the american dream and get into a sailboat. I'm an IT guy and plan to work in SF while we get comfortable living in a marina and sailing the bay. We sold alot of our "junk" and the house has offers but now we are afraid of the unknown.
We stand to make close to 70k on the sell of the house and after paying our debt will have about 60k. We went to many marinas
in SF and the East Bay to view boats. It seems that a 34' would be the smallest we could possibly live on and that would be tight.
Our main concerns:
Finding a livaboard slip. We know we can stay in the slip 3 nights a week not as a liveaboards but what about the other 4 days?
a condo for a rental a good idea ?
How much of our profit should we spend on a boat?
Thank you all and any advice or reassurance would be appreciated.