Hi Audacious I do like to watch some of the posts here. Always interesting to see the stories. Good choice on the Navigator. That was our second choice when we were deciding on what to buy. We didn't feel we needed the pilothouse since we never planned to be anywhere cold again. I doubt that I will go back into boating again. Will probably do a stint in Europe or some other far flung location when I need a change of scenery. Good luck!