Originally Posted by cool beans
For those of you suggesting lessons, can that be done before I buy a boat or do I wait till I get whatever and then chance it?
Certainly can be done and in fact I would recommend you do s if you're really serious about buying. Sign up for Power Squadron or similar courses and look into taking some lessons on a similar boat to what you are thinking of.
Going that route will better help you with your search and especially sea trials. Watch out though, lessons might even convince you to go a different direction.
After you buy a boat you can always do some specific lessons on it, if desired.
Have we gone too far off course for you here?