Backpacking IS a very good experience for sail boats (use of small gear
, small spaces, limited "stuff" to carry, water
My idea of a single
"backpackers" boat is something like the Flika 20. It is "big" inside and small outside. Salty little vessel with nice layout for one or two in a very small footprint (but like a dome tent it has headroom
and more space/volume for a small footprint). Check it out!
Oh...and it is trailerable too, so you could "backpack" it on a trailer to somewhere else to live and sail.