Owning a boat is very rewarding but it’s also very expensive. Maintenance, dock fees, and insurance are enough to turn a lot of people away from boat ownership. The feeling I get of being able to go out onto the water whenever I want is enough to counteract the stress and financial strain of owning my own boat. I’ve been around boats ever since I was a child and there’s nothing I love more than feeling the wind in my hair and the sea spray in my face when I’m out on the water.
I try to take advantage of any sales on boating products and accessories that come my way. Every little bit helps. I like to buy used parts from other owners or scrap yards and do all of the work myself. I also like to buy bulk Mercury Optimax oil because it’s cheaper than just buying it individually. My boat was given to me by my father and he took very good care of it. I just do my best to maintain it as well as he did. He taught me everything I know about boats and I hope to be able to teach my son too someday.