I have learned alot from this forum, thank you! In 3 years, I hope to buy or finance a boat
and live on it. My financial target is to save 50 k to either pay cash or put a reasonable down payment on a 28-32 ft boat
, hopefully a cat. If I finance, I hope to keep monthly payments below 1200 a month, and I am open to a long term loan. The boat will be used mostly for coastal cruising, with some possible runs from the FL Keys (where I will be living and working) to the Caribbean
I am in my early 30s and will live by myself. I aim to follow the Keep it (very) Simple Stupid policy for designing and fitting the boat. Hopefully I will only have a few gadgets that I cant fix myself, and gadget systems that dont draw enough power that cant be compensated by a solar
panel array and minimal engine charging
I am an experienced sailor, my dad lives on his boat as well. He bought his a while ago. I am at the early stages of this process, and any advice
, boat years and makes that you would recommend, as well as any red flags
to keep an eye out for would be greatly appreciated!