Thanks again for all of the replies!
I hear ya, I hear ya: Be careful about suspending heavy equipment over your wife's small German engine.
I've decided to take Will up on his generous offer to sell me his 1432. I can't beat the price with a stick and I kind of like the idea of getting started with a smaller boat. The great thing about it is, if it works for me, I got a good boat at a great price. If i doesn't, I'll just get a BIGGER boat.
My plan is to not fancify it in anyway. A clean up, a strong trolling motor, maybe some flooring just high enough to cover the, the, uh, (been sitting here for two minutes trying to think of what you call the things that you trip on)!
I'm not a very good fisherman so I think I'm going to concentrate on fishing, not modifying, for a while.
I agree that I'll probably get to a point where I want to stand with one of my buddies on the bow and re-enact that scene from the "Titanic", but not yet.
As for storage, I still like the garage storage plan, but since I am no stranger to Murphy's Law, I will be careful and if in doubt, seek assistance. I still think if a guy can work under a car all day while trusting nothing but a jack to hold a couple of tons above his head, I can find something I can trust to hold an aluminum boat above my car's hood, but again, I'll be careful.
As for moving the boat into my space in the garage, that's something I'll think about. Maybe I can do that in the summer and put it up on the side of my house for the winter.
One thing that someone said here is absolutely for sure, though: if I can't get that boat out and on the road without too much hassle, it is not going to happen.
I really appreciate the advice, and look forward to seeing some of you on the water!