Excuse me, Denr, and others;
Seems to me, from the discussions about testicular fortitude, the best way to get a new, bigger boat by any wife is to hire a nice male skipper to teach her the ropes for a while. Why not? Let her go out for a few weekends with the skipper, showing her how to sail the new boat. If you want, you can go along on daysails, listening to him tell her she "looks like a natural-born sailor" while he''s standing a whisper behind her. Oh, and I know more than a couple of skippers for you. So, want a new boat? Want to make your wife happy?
What? What''s the matter?
Now why would this not work?
You just let me know when you want the skippers'' names.