Many people who are approaching retirement dream about living on a boat for periods of several months to a year or longer. The promise of discovering new places, the peacefulness of being on the water, and the sense of adventure can be the fulfillment of a lifelong desire. In this final guide of an eight-book series on downsizing, Doug and Judy Robinson – themselves practitioners of life on the waterways – explore boating options and the necessities of being adequately prepared. What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying new or used, or should one rent? Includes tips on provisioning, gear and tips on inspecting a craft before you settle on your boat of choice.