Originally Posted by Art
Dan, Dan, Dan - A road excursion [in any scale or intensity] is simply not in the same level of learning, planning or capability as compared to large scale [or even medium large scale] boating!
Naturally, I would highly recommend taking a few courses ie. boat handling especially in confined spaces and navigation, basic maintenance of the engines on board. After he buys the boat, a Captained cruise.... to pick his brain.