From Trawler to Houseboat
So I have lived on a 33' sailboat, then a 40' trawler and now looking to live on a 45' - 50' houseboat. I do enjoy living on the water; BUT I find, as I get older, that i like more nice things: a recliner, a full sofa, a queen size bed, a full shower, less stairs.
I found as a liveaboard, I rarely left the dock. It just did not happen; so why not have more space, less stairs, more luxuries?
Having lived aboard for more than 10 years on the east coast, I will be returning to the Cumberland River and TN River systems.
I know, as a true blooded sailor, I shall have to buy a smallish sailboat to "play" with.
So. Anyone else done this?
Can give ideas on houseboats? What to look for? Brands to be wary of?
Good liveaboard marinas for a houseboat on these river systems?
And, I suppose, just to know I am not the only crazy one out here with desires for boating, but wanting some of the extras an older guy just wants.