I'm having a very hard time not seeing this as a troll thread. I mean, really, that is just bait in there.
But assuming you are not a troll, seaboy, take a sailing class or two so you can get some idea of what you will be asking your sailboat to do in your travels, before you go spend your "upgrade" money. Getting out on the water might open your eyes and change your priorities. You might opt for a liferaft instead of the leatherette, for example. Keep the beer cooler, though.
the man i am going to buy this boat off of is going to show me the ropes,
he has been sailing for 30+ years,
the only thing wrong with him is that he has been diagnosed with parkinsons,
i say so what!
that will not stop him coming out with me, and making me do all the work!, pretty good deal for him actually, i pay him a load of money to work for him lol.
im going to keep my posts short as im feeling hostility towards this new wanabe sailor, just until i get a grip on this new mind set anyway.
all the best.
PS how did you get your first boat, what were your thoughts and experiences the first time you whent out on your own?.
these are the things i want to hear,
not a list of what im doing wrong before i have even started.