Nervous about 1st boat. Any tips/suggestions?
I am looking to buy a bay boat in the 20' range. I've never owned a boat before. I've spent lots of time on family and friend's boats, but practically zero time launching, loading, and navigating. Only the occasional keep it straight and manning the trolling motor. Any tips or suggestions for a new boater in regards to navigation, and general maintenance? I could also use some tips on buying a used boat. We are looking to spend $25k-35k. Hopefully I can find something dependable that will meet my family's needs.