While I'm here, I am really paranoid about gas inboards. I would rather have an outboard if I couldn't afford a diesel.
Made me chuckle. I agree, but grew up on I/O gas motorboats, that warned to always vent the compartment with the "sparkless" fans prior to starting if the boat sat more than 30 minutes. Ok, so how bout 29 minutes?
My friends would always laugh at me when I would say, "nice knowin' ya" each time before turning the key. Always worried it was going to be a scene out of Miami Vice.