Hello, I'm new to the forum and not sure if I should be jumping in on this thread or starting a new one. I too am reaching retirement
and looking for, particularly, a trawler
. While I love traveling, my intention for the trawler
is to remain dockside 90% of the time. I'm too much of a newbie as well. My only experience is with canoes and kayaks! My query lies in wondering how little mechanical maintenance
costs I can avoid by remaining moored. On the flip side, because of my like of marine
experience, I wonder what costs lie in just keeping my trawler in the water
over several years. What will I have to do over that time? I'm sure once I buy the boat, get into the marina, and go from there, you meet people and you learn. I just thought I'd jump in here ahead of time and see if someone can help with the planning stages of live aboard life. thanks.