Mod Note: this thread has been split from a discussion on Trumpy yachts. The problem with a boat like this is that they can pour their heart, soul, time and money in and still have neglected much that needed to be done. Often, the cost is the limiting factor. That brings me to a question for drcoastline. I mean this very seriously as obviously you are someone who loves to and goes to great lengths to restore old boats. I'm not criticizing but trying to understand. Why? After you restore one, what do you do with it? I'm assuming it's all for your enjoyment. I would think no financial incentive. An old car you can restore and then sell for a profit. I wouldn't think you can on an antique boat or can you? I see it more like an extremely expensive piece of art than one has no intention of ever selling, but then how many have you done and what do you do with them all? Perhaps because I'm younger, perhaps because I never was around these boats, but I see an old boat like these with the maintenance they require and don't understand it. However, I buy boats for their use, their utility. I'd love to hear what drives and motivates you and then what you do with them. Thanks.