Here is an idea that might work for you.
Take a look at getting something like a Montgomery 17. It's small and you can tow it behind your car when you are transfer to another base. You can learn a LOT and get out on the water
NOW. It won't take up a lot of time now.
Then, after a few years you can move up if you need to. And the move will be made a lot easier because you will know what counts for you!
By the, you may not even have to move up!
A recent note....
> We got a message from Wilhelm and he made it non-stop to
> "Rititea" (Gambier Island) on Feb 20th. (He left San Diego
> day after Thanksgiving. (November 23rd 2007)
> He said he feels good and will start again in 2 weeks to
> Austral Island (French Polynesia) and New Caledonia
> there he will cross to Australia
> Gambier Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> For those who are new on the list; Willy is singlehanding
> Montgomery 17 to Africa
. He provisioned the boat with
> enough food
and water for 100 days. (He also had a hand
> operated water maker). It appears he just did 90 days
> solo crossing this portion of the Pacific.....WOW... He is now in Vanuatu!!!!!!!!