Anyone own a boat?
What kind? Powered? Sail?
What do you use it for? Water skiing? Fishing? Racing? Freshwater? Saltwater?
You own a boat?
You'd be better off to dig a hole in the ground and pour money in. Another suggestion is to attach your boat to your car and drive to the middle of the Sahara desert. Then, ask yourself why you bought a boat.
Several years ago, I was in Halifax in the summer and I had a walk along the harbour. There was one of those mammoth private yachts in port with a young guy, tanned and straight teeth, in impeccable whites standing at the gangway. He answered questions about the boat: Length, port of registry, speed, etc. When I asked him who owned the boat, he answered politely that he couldn't divulge that information.
IMHO, unless you're insane or can afford a guy in whites at the gangplank, you shouldn't have a boat.
A canoe OTOH... well, a canoe is not really a boat.
Edited by August1991, 13 February 2012 - 05:23 PM.
"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2