I've been there and done that.
Before you jump into it, think: what will you do with your present possessions? Best answer put them into long term storage
before you sell them.
About sailing the Caribbean
, it'll are a year or two before you can safely do that.
BTW there is never enough room on a boat and you'll get rid of or store stuff.
Here is what I did and recommend.
Move to Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Find a Boatel, small place you can buy or rent with dockage. You need a home base, don't jump into buying
a boat yet.
Buy CHAPMAN and start reading. It is THE text boat on small boat
Join the Fort Walton Yacht club. Note the name difference. That club was the cheapest in the state. They had a great sailing/racing program. They had world class sailors as members. Great place to socialize and learn. Take the Power Boat
Squadron boating classes
ALL boats need maintenance
. Schmooz the people at West Marine
and the boat yards. Learn from those People.
Take a day or two each week and drive to all marinas
. You can find boats for sale
that are not listed where the people want to get rid of the. Beware, they will need work
I had fun living on a boat. You can have fun looking at all the boats out there. What size boat do you need? Wind
generators and solar panels
provide free electricity. Will you want a water
maker in the Bahamas
or a refrigerator
There are a lot of accessories for your boat to make you comfortable.
ME: I used the built in ice chest, 22 gallon water
tank, camping stove
and no air conditioning
. My 30 footer was too small for want you want to do.