Originally Posted by rn-cindy
Before you buy one...go to the boat ramps you will be using the most on a nice day, and see how crowded it is.
Watching people on a ramp is cheap entertainment.
I dragged a ski boat for a long time behind a bronco. Short wheelbase, long coupled trailer, extremely tight garage, I learned very quickly how to back up a trailer
So one day, I'm at a lake that is mostly summer cottages watching the follies of the ramp on a holiday weekend. Ramp is blocked with two idiots for almost 1/2 hour. Neither one can get their trailers in the water... I finally had enough of their follies, locked the front hubs, backed the trailer off to the side of the ramp, ex wife drove onto the trailer, and I pulled the boat out. Literally 20 seconds!
WRT buying a boat, I've often thought about getting back into it. But when I got rid of my last boat, I sat down and added up all my expenses for the past year, and the number of times I went out... damn those were expensive outings.