Originally Posted by JohnP
Not to knock livaboards, but I think I would rather deal with the minimalistic lifestyle on a smaller boat that I can own for the long term. I like the idea of having a land based home to return to. Of course our boat lacks some creature comforts and cruises get interrupted returning home for other obligations, but I am happy for what I have.
If I sold everything to buy a boat I could not afford to keep I would not feel comfortable with it.
We probably won't go as far or stay as long as some folks but we are out there enjoying the lifestyle, at least a slice of it we can digest.
Just my two cents. JohnP
I think everyone has to find what is right for them and it changes at different times of their lives. We spend so much time on boats, spending about 220 days a year cruising and another 60 boating more locally. You'd think we'd be ideal candidates to live aboard, but our home and the times there with family and friends are something we value too much to do so. There was a time we didn't have that attachment to a home. Had we just left NC and moved onto a boat it might have been different. However, now, we could never give our home in FLL up.
Oh, and what one likes or dislikes, what you find right for you, does not have to in any way make sense or be justifiable.