LDD, you're completely missing the point. There are tons of people ranting because you are not doing the right thing. it's that simple.
You probably don't get it because you are simply not "wired" with honesty, integrity, morals, etc. to do the right thing.
Now your getting offensive to many with comments like "boat under 28'" Yes, I fall in to that category so your comments struck a chord.
I have a 26' by choice not by limit. I live on a lake, don't need or want twin motors, and 26 is perfect here. Plus, it fits (just barely) under the boat house.
back to topic. You are missing the point. You don't get it. You probably never will. You'll just always wonder why it seems like there are chitloads of people riding your ass about things you do, choices you make. You'll probably just write them off like you are trying to do here. Maybe sometime, 10-20 years from now it will dawn on you that maybe there was a reason so many were critical of your actions.