OK, so I appreciate advice on my first boat. But here is what has kept me from pulling the trigger on used boats in the past...Since I was not raised around boats except for duck hunting, how can one feel confident he is getting a reasonable deal? Do I try to enlist someone to check out the boat first? Are there such people? Or do I pay more and buy new for peace of mind? I must say, its amazing how some sellers expect almost all of their costs back for a used boat.