During 11 years of boating I went from a 16' pro craft (60 outboard), 31 chris craft stinger (2 x 225 outboards), 35 fountain lightning classic (2 x 500), to a 42 fountain lightning (2 x 575). I can say this, there is nothing like running a big and fast boat. But this year I traded my 42' for a 29' fountain with twin 350's (plus a check and trailer). Why? Its not because I couldnt afford it, it was because the money I spent during the season was not worth the enjoyment to me. Because the boat was so large I couldnt tow it or store it, that means $$$$. My insurance was going up this year by $700 to an even $7000, no claims and no tickets ever. I will never get out of boating but I need to figure what makes me happy and hopefully its a 29'.