Bill, your trip reports motivated me to finish my 3B many years ago and now it looks like they're going to be motivation to finish my -7! Great write up.
RV-3B N59LG - Built, Flown, Sold!
Extra 300 N111XW - Partner, Flown, Sold!
The minimum number of planes one should own is one. The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of planes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of planes owned that would result in separation from your partner.