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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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Definitely take a boating safety course and have an experienced boater teach you how to operate the boat, e.g., how to dock, close quarter maneuvering, ( docking is quite different than parking a car ), how to take the kids water skiing and tubing, launching boat, etc.
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