Well, I guess 18 days on a 28 ft. boat can, in fact, be a life changing event. The admiral has decided we need a bigger boat. He exact words were "I think we should stretch ourselves a little for the next one, so it might hurt a bit at first".
Requirements: Inboards, onboard genny, enclosed shower, larger (real) fridge, an 'island' style bed (no more 'dog door' into the mid (aft) cabin).
I explained that we'd be looking for a 36-38 ft. boat. At this point, I was informed that "Ya, that's about what I had in mind".