Hey Cap' we relate, live aboard's for many years. 45' Nelson Merick, Morgan built. Your knee my vertebrae, same old stuff different body spots. Just could not fight the good fight any longer. Much the same people as cruisers. Not entirely, once you have been in the Gulf Stream with all h--- bustin loose, it's hard to relate. However, good folks, transition is pretty liquid. Look at a used DP. IMO. Better bang for the buck. Good luck. In the lyrics of Chris Cross "sailing takes me away to the place I want to be." Who but us would know!
Clay & Pebble
2012 Providence 42 M. Spartan Chassis, 450 ISL
Ford Edge toad, RM All Terrane, TST TPMS, SMI Air Force One, RVM95....