Originally Posted by Hawgwash
If you are serious about becoming a boater, one of the best investments you can make right now is signing up for a fall/winter Power Squadron course. It will be fun, you will meet and talk to folks with various boats and the lessons you learn will serve you well for a long, long time.
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We joined USPS before we decided on a boat and have continued over the 25+ yrs. Learning (+ practice) goes a long way to building confidence and confidence increases your boundaries and the enjoyment. Besides... maybe you'll meet someone who needs a hand or crew member now and then.