Originally Posted by psneeld
but it could just be now that his distant voyaging trip(s) is done...he is done or wants more roomy coastal cruiser....
isn't the average ownership of larger vessel something ridiculously small anyhow? like 5 or so years..?
Look at the OP...he only wants it for 18 months.
It could also be he didn't want to stop boating while waiting for the repair. Only by inquiring more could one find out. I've known others who went on and bought another boat rather than wait for repairs, deciding when the repairs were done they'd put it up for sale.
Then there are those who just want no part of a boat again in which they were in an accident. Can you not just hear one or the other owners yelling "I will never get back on that darn (euphemism) thing."