Re: "Hey Watzy - you should buy one when rmbs hits 100 - boats are fun."
Nah, if I am going to buy a big hole into which one pours money, about which the 2nd happiest day of you life is when you get it, and the happiest when you sell it, it's going to have wings. I'd rather be flying.
[I have a commercial pilot's license with an instrument rating and did own a plane once, for about 4 years, but I have not flown in years, and don't expect to own one again, even if money is not a serious issue.]
yup - many of us enginerds seem to have the pilot urge - Personally I find the drone of a Piper or Cessna puts me to sleep & it's expensive and slower than SWA and I don't get the hard-on from it that many seem to (now, when I was a kid ... I'm almost too embarrassed to say what a motorcycle used to make me do). A sailboat however, is intellectual, elegant, relaxing and all that good stuff.