People new to boating, or any recreation that requires an investment in money and time, often find new unexpected pleasures as well as frustrations. Some know from the first day their decision was absolutely correct while others are not so sure. Prospective owners that do their fact finding well will find the actual boating experience more closely reflects expectations. Take time to learn the ropes and ask others who are active boaters for guidance. The goal is to have fun and relaxation afloat ... both are waiting in generous measure at the water's edge.