Re: Best boat for up the Potomac?
Rythmdoctor's post on renting makes a lot of sense and I think you should continue to rent. If you can go out during the week, just wait for wind and run on down to the marina and rent a boat.
Boat slips, that's the problem. You will not find a place to keep a boat on the Upper Potomac. The only way to get a slip or a mooring is to buy a boat that comes with a slip. Fort Washington Marina is really pretty with floating docks and I liked it there for a several years.
I feel your excitement and all good things will come in time, and it will be better if you don't skip the steps: classes, rental then ownership (followed by divorce, AA and you living aboard with the spiders). Make sure your wife is happy with the process and all will be ok.
If you donít know where you are going,
Any wind will get you there