Re: Why so many unused boats?
When I go out, it's usually for a couple of months until I get my salt water fix and then I'll just haul out and block her up rather than have to worry about storms, mooring failure, leaks, etc. When a boat's in the water, it needs constant attention, a lot of time, and worry. I'm sure people who see my boat on the hard think it doesn't get used when it actually gets more sailing time than the boats that bob around at the dock all summer. I suspect this is the case with a number of sailboats. There seem to be two distinct types of boaters: cruisers and dock sitters. They have different objectives.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.