I joined to start learning all I can about boating and trawlers. I hope by May 2023, when I retire, that I will have learned enough to decide if a liveaboard and cruising the great loop would be something to do immediately upon retirement.
My searches on trawlers and the great loop over the last couple of weeks have me very interested in the $50k - $100k range. I like the idea of a queen size bed, a 2nd bed, and two heads. Also, a full-size fridge would be nice to have. What does interest me a lot is working on the engine(s) as it appears not many have a engine room where you can easily work in. I would think it is a pain if you drop a tool under the engine! Beam seas, core-hulls, and so forth...so much to learn!
This forum appears to be full of great information and I am glad I found it.