Hi John, good question. Well, I like the security
and go anywhere in anything ability that a big boat affords (though I don't really consider 44' to be all that excessive) plus the big aft cabin
is sooooo sweet, ...that's pretty high on my girl's list too! I also like the increased storage
and load carrying abilities for example I want a big dink that can get me to all the good fishing
and surf spots -yeah I need room for a few surfboards too! As far as the expense...yeah haulouts are a little more, you need more paint
, bigger engine
, ect but I'm all about simplicity. Just because I have more room I don't want more gadgets -no genset, watermaker
, ect, ect. I want a simple, bombproof rig that will be reliable. So I figure once I'm past the inital purchase price
she won't cost that much more to keep up than a boat a few feet shorter. And finally I'm very interested in doing some captained charters. I realize that opens up a pandora's box but I've been speaking with some people who are doing it and I'm pretty sure I can pull it off (part time).
I hope that answers your question.