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Re: Boat moan forum..?
I live in both worlds, sailboats and motorcycles. A couple of others too. My go to ride these days is a BMW K1600GTL. We sat on one in the dealership a couple of years back, just to pass some time. My wife rides two up, she does not ride herself. She climbs aboard and taps me in the rib and says "buy this", with the sales guy standing there. That went badly.
Despite the sticker price of this ride, the cost of keeping the bike on the road is fairly predictable and affordable. Every time I have the dealer do service, I can hear the defensiveness, if anything is going to cost over a couple hundred dollars. Therein lies the big difference. The boat is going to sting you harder and be substantially less predictable. If you own a cruising boat, it's a better comparison to owning a second home. Ours only justifies itself compare to owning, maintaining and paying taxes on a waterfront property in New England.
The point is, you really have to love your boat or you will quickly get out of the business. I know folks that love their motorcycles too, but it doesn't compare to how a boat becomes a part of who you are.
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