Great thread, I will have to go back to it tonight and read it thru from start to finish, as I am just breezing thru it now.
I hope you don't mind if I quote you in the future, very well said;
Boat size and safety: To those who suggest that bigger is safer let me just mention "Titanic" and "Edmund Fitzgerald".
"By the way - I feel your pain, I'm a self-made thousandaire myself."
vega I may have to get your quote engraved and hang it on the bulkhead of my contessa 26