John Fondrk is selling his Seawind 300C. Would be perfect for your backyard and water. He is also selling his Cessna 150 that is in good condition. They are both at Clearwater Airprot. You may not understand this but he got married and his wife and daughter are in to horses which distracts enough from his N-20 sailing.
Terry Dart 18
Wow, that poor bast...! I feel his pain! I hope he can keep his Boat!
The only thing I have found that's twice as expensive as boats AND airplanes, combined, are Horses! Race cars might be close, only because you have to buy new tires all the time, and rebuild the motor, but feeding a bunch of horses twice a day, plus their shoes, shots, vet bills when they get a boo-boo, etc. they truly are the gift that keeps on taking. And that's if you NEVER go to a show. Add a thousand dollars a pop, if you go to shows! Oh, and you'll need a truck and big trailer to go to a show, so add that in!
When my wife starts complaining about the horses, and the amount of work, I just point to my boat in the back yard and say, "See that boat? I didn't have to feed it today, or shovel it's poop, or put another blanket on it because it's going to be cold tonight, and guess what? It don't care, if I don't care, it never cops an attitude or tries to kick me when I'm 'feeding' it."
Airplanes are the same, ie. they don't care, but the hanger fees are high ($300/mo. or more), and then you have to put gass in them, which is getting outrageous, over $5.00 a gallon, plus the insurance, and the annual maintenance, etc. is expensive, unless you do it yourself (you'll need a license to do it) but it's no where near what it costs to own/show horses!
Tell John he can put his airplane in my backyard, I promise to feed it and shovel it's poop, every day!
But until all of our 6 horses drop dead, I won't be able to buy his airplane.