In response to US1 Fountain's comment: "You'll kick yourself settling for a smaller boat in order to save a couple days garge remodel work. Once thats done, it's done."

Its more complicated than that. I boat on a fresh water lake, my lift can accomodate up to 6600 lbs., my slip can handle a 28-29 ft. boat, and the garage is 20' x 30'. So, in my next step up in boating I figure if I stay around 28', under 5200 lbs., and I can fit it thru the garage door (I'll make the garage longer), then it is easier for my wife to say "let's do it !".

I just didn't want to have to extend the slip, buy another lift and mod the garage AND buy the boat.