7. Buy a cheap boat
If you absolutely have to buy yourself a boat instead of using someone else's, don't get one that's any bigger or more expensive than you actually need. The truth is a larger boat will limit your budget elsewhere, limit where you can take it, and potentially become a bigger burden than it’s worth.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He’s pretty sure the last time he was on a boat was in 2012. Probably.