Thanks for the feedback till now
Aha, My financial situation...
Well some people would say 'what are you waiting for?' and others would say 'nah, keep on working for another 5 years'
Everything stands and falls indeed with the decision on what boat to get... I am looking at a 'close to turnkey' boat indeed. Would indeed sail an extended period, lore than a few weeks however, to as Kai said, get to know the boat, learn how she sails
in known waters... Locate items that need improvement and decide what really needs to be done and what we can live with.
Unfortunately living aboard and maintaining my current job, is not an option.
way, no rush hour is about 2 hours drive, rush hour will make this 3 to 4, not to mention the travel costs with the fuel
exceeding any reasonable person's budget
To get back on topic, I could buy the boat, go live aboard, pay a tremendous marina fee if I would find a spot to start with and go for another job, wrong idea as this other job would never make me enough money
to improve my situation so I would end up with a boat equipped to travel anywhere but would never be able to sail it longer than two weeks in a row
Another bet would be to buy the boat and relocate... Have seen it done...
As for my situation...
I am already able, financially speaking, to do almost what I want, but this would require me not to buy the type of boat I would like... I would have to settle for an older (but still in good condition, not playing on this) and smaller boat and would do great. I am missing that extra bit from this type of boat to what I want... (not only buying price
but also taken into account that this bigger boat is obviously more expensive in maintenance
, marina's, insurance
It really is a tough decision