Originally Posted by Fizzwizz
I always maintain my boats fastidiously too, I just never clean them (thats what rain's for), I leave them on a mooring winter or summer, bounce them off everybody elses boat, rub them along pontoons, and set my kids loose upon them. I do grease things, change oil and filters, repair breakage properly, have engines serviced, and only go to sea in seaworthy boats. I may be seen occasionally swilling down the decks, but you'll never catch me with a tin of chrome polish or upholstery balm.
Well, ultimately its up to you how you choose to look after, or indeed 'Abuse' your Boats.
Although I'm thinking Just Maybe... your more 'expensive' upgrade might go some way(sooner or later) to change your outlook
.. Either way I hope you enjoy your Ribbing!