Mark, Sounds like your wife is a real pearl. A treasure indeed. I count my wife in the same league. 18 years and counting! My wife does prefer to keep the canoe stuff out in the shop. As this is my business, she prefers not to have it invade the house, feeling that it occupies enough of our "space" already. I'm not building any boat in the basement! A sailing excursion doesn't sound like too much of a hardship. Enjoy!