Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed
I love ideals that value freedom, free speech, and collaboration; this thread is a wonderful example.
OP indicated a desire to spend his money, his time, and his desire to sail. He asked for opinions and suggestions, and the community obliged.
Respect for OP decision or choice to change his mind is his. IMHO, I enjoyed reading this thread because it was educational, sometimes entertaining, sometimes confusing, but ultimately well managed, norms of civility expressed, and good will tone noted.
I really like this online community.