Re: Why so many unused boats?
Probably comes down to the fact people have less time than they think. To take a large boat out it is really a whole day affair (including prep and cleaning). It is also a big job just to keep your boat in shape so you can take it out regularly. I think once you start using your boat less and less, it becomes even harder to ever use it. You really need to force yourself to use it or you will fall into that trap.
I try to go out once a week. Would like to go out more, and sometimes I do not go out for a few weeks due to kids commitments, the house needs fixing, the car needs fixing, the boat needs fixing or somthing "comes up".
Probably a lot of people read the magazine adds or go to a boat show and say that looks like a nice lifestyle, but looks and reality are different things.