Originally Posted by txjoe
I am new here, Wife and I have been looking for a boat for almost a year.
We have come down to A Cheoy Lee
36, Or a Pearson P40. Anyone have any input on these 2 boats? I like the Pearson best.
Does owning a sail boat cause health deterioration? We have looked at many boats beaing sold due to health problems. The owner of one boat had a heart attack while I was looking at his boat.
I think they're both good boats...
And yes... Boat ownership
has been known to cause serious episodes of delusion
.... The most common being that the next objective is about 10% of the work, cost, and time vs reality
.... Yard Isolation
is another probable and serious condition you should be aware of... If you find yourself starting to ignore friends and responsibilities in lieu of being covered in epoxy/paint/fiberglass/bottom dust... You should seek some immediate help from friends at the closest watering hole to obtain consolation from your peers... As you have seen... The occasional heart attack or stroke
does happen... Usually in conjunction with the receipt of a yard bill in your valiant effort to avoid Yard Isolation... (see above)
Finally... all of these conditions and more are seriously compounded when considering or owning more than one vessel... People would think that it's a straight linear curve , but in reality.... the negative effects increase exponentially... (see delusion above)
Once in a GREAT while... Positive health benefits can be observed... Like the ear to ear grin of the wind
coming over your shoulder staring out at a poled out kite... At this point, delusion is your friend, as you decide in your mind that this is all worth it...