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Owning a Boat?

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For all you boat owners out there, I need your help/brains :)

I am very interested in buying a boat (nothing huge, just a 5 seater speed boat). Anyways, I'm a complete noobie when it comes to owning a boat. I've been out on the water many times with friends and family but have never owned or operated one myself.

Can you fill me on how what all is involved? Is there more to it than I think?

I've heard someone say "a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into" or that BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand.

Is it really that bad? Just curious as to what I'd be getting myself into.

All advice and input is appreciated!

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If you really want to learn about boat ownership and a lot of what is involved...I would recommend visiting this site: You can search by topic, brand, issue etc.
As far as a Bayliner with a Force outboard? Would not be on my recommeded list. The Force is an old 2-stroke with Rube Golberg electrics (electronics would assume too much here). There have been more than a few that have been unbolted and are making reasonable artificial reefs today...
One thing to keep in mind, regardless of the size, THEY ARE NOT TOYS! A safe boating course is a start. Once completed, it does not hurt (not even your pride) to get a lesson or two on proper operation. The last thing us power boaters need is another jamoke (or blow boat) getting in the way.
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