Originally Posted by Pete Meisinger
The Loop has been completed using every conveyance from a paddle board to a 50 foot yacht. You could fit your plans into something smaller, easier to purchase and easier to sell. Like a 20 foot pontoon boat with a tent on it, or a 15 foot fishing boat and "hotel' it.
Personally, I like your plans. Buy a 23 - 25 foot V berth boat for less than $5,000 or $10,000 . This should get you a fairly reliable boat with enough room to do a couple months on the Loop . Put it is a storage shed for $50 a month or less and pick up where you left off next time.
If everything goes to shit, like it sometimes can, you can just ghost the boat and enjoy the times you had.
Hi tiger_tfd, and welcome to TF.
Love your thoughts on the loop and what an epic trip it would be too.
For me Pete Meisinger has pretty much nailed it regarding my cruising plans, however I'm looking at the opposite side of the continent - the inside passage
I reckon on finding a nice seaworthy boat ( like Albin 25/27) style with trailer and doing stages over several years. But for now I have my head in an inside passage cruising guide and reviewing Durante F's exploits this last fall on T.F.
Best of luck cobber
P.S. I will follow your postings eagerly as to your choice of boat.