Better value- Owning a boat or joining a boat club?
I'm moving to SW Florida within the next year (hopefully) and intend to do a lot of fishing on the weekends and maybe weeknights after work, depending on my schedule and location.
I am torn between the idea of owning a boat myself, or joining a boat club like Freedom or Carefree, where I pay a $5K initiation fee and a $350 or so monthly.
I would be living in a condo, so trailer storage and a place to clean, maintain a boat, etc., would also be a concern.
What would be a better value, both re: money and time in relation to maintenance, storage, etc.?