Originally Posted by streetdoctor
He just wants to buy another boat... Obviously money isn't that much of an issue
You're probably a bit right on the first point (I am a gear junkie), and I'll honestly consider some of the thoughts given in this thread - maybe spending the money on taking a paddle trip, taking some additional lessons or a swift water course, etc. is a better way to go.
To your second point. I am a (3rd year) school teacher, so rest assured that it is my passion for kayaking, not my income, that drives my desire.
And really, we are talking about ~1K for a new boat; I'm not talking about buying extra cars, houses, etc.