Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: western Maine
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Re: can I afford to continue sailing
....out of the blue she says "make sure the next one is bigger than the 20....
. I had a somewhat similar experience, I had similar sized boat, and I told my wife I wanted to get another, a larger one, or "maybe a smaller one that she could sail herself to learn on". She rather crossly replied "Well I'm not going to sail it if you get it." I took that as permission/demand (and agreement) to get a larger one, and we have both been happy ever since. She especially likes the galley where she has a sink with (foot pump) running water, and an alcohol stove where she can happily cook steaks, bacon and eggs, coffee and tea etc. The small fridge/freezer is the icing that allows us to stay out for as long as we want (and the beer to be ice cold).
By the way, I do trailer it, and usually can launch for free. After salt water submerging the trailer in a fresh water lake is a good idea.