The amount if sales tax for a car is not so bad. Not for a boat, it will be costly if you get a 400k boat. You need a mortgage to pay for it. Time to think about move to states that have no sales tax. NH and DE come to mind.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.