This is the first year we aren't breaking the bank getting ready. Last year was new canvas. I think we had about $5k in getting it in the water. Nowhere near what many of you are dishing out but this is a 30 year old 25' boat here...lol. I picked the boat up from storage 2 weeks ago and it has been cold and snowing so haven't touched it yet but bought everything I need (I hope). Currently up to about $700 plus the $1300 marina fees. But I agree. My mind races 1000 miles per hour most of the day thinking about work and what needs done and kids, and.....But when I'm on the boat my mind is blank. It's the only time I can really relax.