@ Ramblingman -- yes that would be just fine as long as it is being truthfully described and there isn't a later, "Oh by the way I forgot to mention..."
I am very impatient to get started on the quest but I agree with DOJ
that I should not go looking right now. I should wait, quit my job, get my RV and then go looking until I find a boat that suits me. So for the moment I'm window shopping
at yachtworld and other internet
sites to get some ideas of what particular boats would interest me.
Today I've been looking at RV's in craigslist and RV parks, etc and they seem to be an excellent way for me to bridge the gap between living inland as I am and getting to where I can walk the docks and kick a few tires.
As for fresh-water boat: I lived on a sailboat for about 10 years so I'm aware of what salt-air does to boats, especially to wiring
. However a fresh-water boat would require shipping
or an arduous trek to get it to the ocean so I'm not planning on looking for one of those.
My age: I'm 66 but I'm not dead
I have more energy than a lot of people who are younger than me. Still I don't want a project
boat. I had one of those once, a 30' Clipper (Clipper Marine
in Calif) The boat had a totally trashed out interior
. A friend and I glassed in an all new interior
. I wouldn't care to do that again. I also have no idea what my lifespan will be and I'd rather not waste a a significant part of my life on rebuilding.
indicated, a lot will depend on just what is wrong with the boat I find that I like and want. I'm planning on this being my final boat so I want to shop carefully.
DOJ gave a link to living aboard
for $500 per month. My income
is more than double that amount so perhaps I would be able to add improvements to the boat over time.
I am working to save enough money
but due to a disability, I have some monetary damages which some agencies are pursuing on my behalf right now. I'm not depending on that to finance the boat but it could add significantly to my savings, should the decisions go in my favor. This is another reason I can't go looking right now. I hope these get settled within the next few months.