Fellow blogger My2Sfish recently asked "How many is too many" boats?
To which my reply was you can't have too many boats but I'm gonna need a bigger garage.
And here's the problem, if you look closely you can see 9 including the windsurfer, plus there's another 3 out in the back garden including the herb dinghy and another inflatable stashed away somewhere.
A while ago Dylan Winter of Keep Turning Left fame described a serious condition Poly Navicular Morbus
more commonly called "too many boats disease".
At the time we had:
Matilda Emilie - First 210 21.5 feet
Poppy - Pram dinghy can't remember the design 7 feet 6 inches
Gato Negro - self designed rowing skiff 15 feet 4 inches
Lollipop - Solent SCOW - 11 feet 4 inches
Tosh - Cornish Cormorant 12 feet 3 inches
Inflatables - 3 off x 8 feet each = 24 feet
Blue tender - unknown rowing dinghy 7 feet 9 inches
Jospeh's cradle boat - OK stretching things a little but a real boat none the less at 4 feet
Herb dinghy - planted up in the garden, could be brought back to use at the cost of a few plants 8 feet
2 kayaks - one single, one double 23 feet in total
I make that 136 feet and 8 inches of boat which put us in the serious, bordering on chronic category according to Dr Winter.
Fortunately help was at hand and now having sold a couple of boats including Matilda we thought we were we're on the slow road to recovery, but then the Oppi and the windsurfer turned up and I've just seen an interesting boat on ebay......