Originally Posted by MC Escher
If I may, I'd like to throw in a question that is along the lines what Seattle asked.
In the fresh water (Lake) boating that I have experience with, it is often said that nobody was ever sorry they bought the bigger motor.
So I'm curious...
Has anyone ever been sorry they bought the bigger boat?
I would say about 90+% of all boatowners buy too big...
I always say I'd be a bad broker because I'd always be telling people to buy smaller and put the excess cash to great gear and operations.
Most never use a boat as much as they thought...
The only people that buy too small is well off retirees and liveaboards or the 1% really serious cruisers...some of them may say I could do with less...but I'll bet that small percentage of boaters usually thinks they could always use a few more feet.