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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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Boats suck a TON of gas. I rented a 23 foot searay for 2 hrs and the gas alone cost me 200 dollars. It drank 40 gallons of gas going at 15-20 mph for 2 hours. Thats filling up your wk2 almost twice in two hours. Plus boat gas at the dock is like 5 bucks per gallon..
Sounds like someone either didnt have the motor trimmed properly, had an outrageous load or was pulling a elephant on a tube. There's no way you shouldve went through that much fuel!!
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