Over the years, we bought several more boats, kids came along, and our travels took us and our friends from the marina to wonderful places such as Greenport, Montauk & Sag Harbor, New York, Shinnecock Canal, Block Island and Newport, Rhode Island, among other places.
Generally speaking, our boat got about 11 miles to the gallon. You could see how easily the dollars added up going on even a short excursion, much less a longer one!
Times have changed. Some of our friends are long gone, and others aren’t able to make the long trips any more and are trying to sell their boats. Gas prices because of the economy are out of sight. I have given serious thought to donate my boat to charity.