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Just get the motorboat, make the wife happy. Get yourself a fun little dinghy for next to nothing for the sailing fix. If you play it right you could even keep the sailboat on the yacht as one of the tenders or toys.
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Maybe sell her on the interior! and as for the cost argument, if you factor in fuel there is no debate at all.
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rwilson,

We have had more than a few spousal venting posts lately and yours just happened to come in at the wrong time.

I'm sorry that you're going away with a bad taste for this forum but I hope you consider the suggestion to keep a dinghy and remain with the forum. Otherwise, once you become a powerboat owner you'll have no need for us and I wish you luck with your new boat and new career.
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James and rest of you. Get a freak-in life. Why do all have flame anyone here regardless of the post. You guys make me sick, Please keep your freak-in opinions like that to yourself. These bulletins are meant to get answers to questions.
For the poster, I might look at a motorsail boat like an IP SP. There are a few other boats that might fit the bill.
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So? Just ignore it. Do we really need a "troll patrol" on the forum to "out" people? We can figure out for ourselves if we want to participate in a thread.
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If rwilson is legit and sticks with sailing, I hope he sticks around and contributes. The OP story was out there a bit and I hope he recognizes that posting while drinking will usually get one in trouble. Who here hasn't made that mistake? Brush it off.

However, troll or not, come to a sailing forum and ask about buying a power boat and you should expect some flack. No?

I mean anyone that prefers a powerboat must be an uneducated, unattractive, sickly, unsociable, poor mannered, alcoholic.......... troll. Thats the standard line we all practice on day one at sailing school. Whether anyone means it or not is in the eye of the beholder.

For more practical input, a half million dollar boat can take more than a $300k salary to keep. It depends on your circumstances, but be realistic. Costs go up much faster than boat length. If I didn't do a fair amount of work on ours, we wouldn't be able to afford her. We all kid about boat bucks, but everything on a 50 footer is breathtaking.

I agree that a few sailing vacations on both cats and big monos might help you both settle on a direction and get more experience. Jumping from a 21 footer to a 50 footer is going to be another language.
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James and rest of you. Get a freak-in life. Why do all have flame anyone here regardless of the post. You guys make me sick, Please keep your freak-in opinions like that to yourself. These bulletins are meant to get answers to questions.
For the poster, I might look at a motorsail boat like an IP SP. There are a few other boats that might fit the bill.
In James' defense, his skepticism was justified by the original post. If the original post had not been "written while slightly inebriated," James might not have been led down that path. Whenever you do anything "while slightly inebriated," there's an increased likelihood that you're going to embarrass yourself.

Nevertheless, rwilson37643 shouldn't go away. Most of the participants here have embarrassed themselves in a post at some time or another, and some of us even did it while stone cold sober. He'll fit right in with us.
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