Funny you bring this up, I was observing the same thing at my marina. Granted, normally I'm only at the marina on the weekends, and when we are there we are usually on our way within minutes, so I may not see what else goes on...BUT the last two weekends have been nothing but perfect for sailing the Chesapeake...yet only a handful of boats slips at the marina were empty? WTF?
This seems to be the norm. Our pier has about 16 slips (all full), three are live aboards who never go out, two are project boats, the rest...IDK?
Its not that I really care what people do with their time, their boats, but its disappointing to see people who have a boat not use it when I know several that would be thrilled. However, I'm sure there are numerous reasons why one is not using their boat?
We spend almost every weekend aboard our boat. I've always said, IF we don't spend at least 2/4 weekends aboard we will sell the boat or put it away until we can. Thats said, its fairly easy for us to spend our free time sailing. My wifes family lives 3000 miles away in Austria, so no obligations there
. My parents are retired so we see them during the week, and I have one brother, who likes to do his own thing. (Don't get me wrong, we are a pretty tight family, we just don't feel the need to see each other every other weekend.) Our kids love the boat so that in itself makes it easy.
To each his own I suppose, but I certainly get what you're saying!