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Old 06-03-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
ABfish
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City: Beaufort, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Mikelson 43
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 117
I overheard the shopworn phrase in the barbershop yesterday- a guy saying how happy he was to buy his boat, and how happy he was to get rid of it.

If you really feel that way, you're not a boater at heart. Boats are expensive to buy and expensive to keep. Big boats even more so. The maintenance is never-ending and the learning curve is steep.

In the past three weeks, I've spent time on five different vessels, from a canoe to a 43 footer, and I've enjoyed them all. I might eventually downsize, due to health or finances, but I would not be happy about parting with any of my boats.
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