A very good point. I have a Cal 34 with a 5'' draft that just by chance was the maximum I could have to get to the slip I use that is only 10 min away from my home, if it was any more I would be on the bottom more often than not!! Also in the Chesapeake, 5'' can get you a lot more places than say 6''. So as I look for my next boat I know I have to stay under 5''. (by the way my Cal 34 is for sale..