I recently read something written by another angler that stated, “The day you buy your boat and the day you sell it are two of the greatest days of being a boat owner.”
I can’t agree more. Boat ownership can be stressful at times. Even when it’s sitting out of water, it must be taken care of.
There are many times over the years that I’ve woken up at night wondering whether I turned off a switch or covered the boat properly. Buying a new boat, on the other hand, is as or more exciting as buying a new car or truck. A lot like when I was a kid and I got a new toy that I had wanted for a long time.
Of course, the newness wears off and the joys of being a boat owner start all over until you decide to sell it.