Re: How many women here own their own boat?
People here don't.
There's a Grandma living discreetly but illegally in a marina near me. She does a lot of woodwork, varnish etc. on other boats and knows more about it than most of the guys in the boatyard.
One dreamer was trying to do a hack rebuild on an old wooden boat. It needed a new stem and he was completely clueless about it. He ignored a lot of good advice from the denizens of the boatyard but finally was forced to hire her. She quickly got fed up with the BS corner cutting he expected so she fired HIM.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.