I'm sure I'm the millionth person to post something along these lines, but here goes:
I am a marine
ecology technician working for the USGS in Vallejo. As an already avid small boater, scuba
diver, and general devotee of maritime-related things, I have long wanted to live on a boat
Finally, I have found some cheap
boats for sale
in the Bay Area that I can afford and are in good condition. My plan is to purchase
, live on it, and learn how to maintain and eventually sail/navigate it.
I have no illusions that this will be a tremendously difficult process. Already I have become familiar with the insanely crowded/waitlisted condition of most Bay area marinas
, and have done research
on the many hurdles that must be jumped in order to successfully transition to this sort of lifestyle.
That being said, I humbly put before this community, the following questions;
-any advice on how to find an official liveaboard slip
-advice for alternatives to an official slip? Such as being a "sneakaboard" or registering as a cruiser?
-what else would you tell a bright-eyed, completely naive first-time liveaboard
I am familiar with basic boat handling and safety
, but know nothing of sailboat maintenance
or sailing. But I have every intention of learning! I would appreciate any/all advice that people are willing to offer, particularly on the above questions.