Re: Why so many unused boats?
I have had a nice sailing life as a member of the "OPBC". **
Crewing on races, racing the boat myself when owner is away but wants to stay in the series, deliveries, teaching, charter skipper.
I have in the past owned boats but have had some of my best sailing on "other people's boats".
Will I own one? I don't know. Maybe charter one from time to time. Having a small-tonnage captain's license, and enjoying teaching, has helped. A lot.
Meantime, I too wonder when all those very lovely "slip queens" are ever going to get out for a nice walk. Frequently on a gorgeous fall day, on a boat with students, we wonder where the heck everyone else is, we might see four or five other sails within sight on a Saturday.
** ("Other People's Boat Club")