Bob, for all practical intents and purposes I am retired. I could work 12 hour days, 7 days a week here in Poland where the average annual income is about $16,000 a year, and maybe I could afford a 30 year old 4ksb. The nice thing about dreams is they are free.
Ed, Ed, Ed,,,,,,,,It's for sale. You can own ICON, Work nights.
Istream said it well, Icon is a sexy beast. Amati's bow is quite sensual as well, another beautiful creation. Amati, do you bring your cello on board and sit in the cockpit playing a soulful piece at sunset is some beautiful, isolated anchorage, on occasion?
Used to use my electric cello for that (the paean to the sun thing), but the salt air dissolved the elaborate midi setup, so I have to reconfigure, since the pickup was custom and stuff. I remembered that Bob did a design review (I think it was) of a carbon guitar, and concluded that a carbon guitar would be a good boat instrument. And after years of trying to score a practice carbon cello (which don't exist outside of the bespoke $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ World), I'm starting to look around for a standard carbon cello. The big problem is how much room the thing will take up, especially since we eschewed quarter berths for lazarette space. I just can't, emotionally, put a cello in the lazzarette, and hear it getting squished or banged around. So I would wind up moving a full size cello around just to sleep, or eat, or cook, or read etc etc..
I know, quality problems. I should've been a violinist.......
And no Bob, a bigger boat is not in the cards.
Davits man, davits!