They are still saying this. Experience counts for a lot. And in bearing witness on what a fine used boat dealer can do for you these days, the proof is in the pudding. Or should that be; the proof is in the well-woven fishing nets of the finely calibrated fishing boat. Yes, expect that too. What is wrong with having high expectations as a discerning or professional customer? If you are a fisherman of note, then you should be suitably impressed on what an old hand can do for you when putting together a new roll of fishing nets.
It is thanks to the all-round experience of the used boat dealer that he remains engaging and friendly and quite professional in the manner he shares his boating knowledge with you. These values come in good use for you if you are new to the boating scene. Even though you have now got your piloting license, there is still a lot for you to learn. And that is something the wise old sea salt can always help you out with.
Now, this does make good sense surely. To be a good boat dealer, you surely need to have had a number of years of experience covering the placid lakes or rough ocean waters in your own craft. It is like visiting your GP. Call your boat dealer your marine GP then. When you visit your GP, you feel some peace of mind in the knowledge that he is highly qualified to help you out. They may seem like a blur to you as a patient, but there are all the doctor’s degrees, certificates and diplomas to prove that he has got the knowledge and expertise to treat you.
But we were talking about the boat dealer. We got carried away, like the ocean’s waves guiding our boat out to sea. But do this anyhow. Do look out for your boat dealer’s own piloting licenses and fishing awards and mechanical and engineering certificates that will be related to the business of preparing used boats for the sea and lakes. It will be of no use to you if you have a boat that is not seaworthy.