I'm in the process of researching how feasable owning a boat would be. Bottom line is, I can afford a decent used one. By decent, I mean a nice $7-9k boat and pay cash. My main concern is maintenance cost. Right now, the boat would be freshwater only, but as soon as I go back to VA, it will see saltwater. I'm aware of some boat-maintenance necessary, most of it dealing with cleaning up and flushing after being on the saltwater, and whatnot. I just need to get educated about regular maintenance and approximate cost.