I've historically gone fishing off the pier in Tacoma, but rented a boat for $65 the whole day off season (april or may) and enjoyed it. I didn't have to deal with all the random idiots on the pier, especially those that aren't actually fishing/crabbing. So, I've considered buying a cheap boat, just something to get me out in the water, not one of those fancy boats. But, I'm wondering what the total cost of ownership is. I drive a Honda Civic, so I'd likely need to buy a truck to haul the thing, which means insuranec, tabs, and maintenance on the truck. I presume boats need registration, maitenance, insurance, etc. as well. Add to that all the other fees I don't know about, and I'm wondering if I'm not just better off renting a boat $100 a day during the summer season, on the rare occasion that I will actually go fishing? I used to go a lot more at the dock, everyday after work, on weekends, etc. But last year or so I rarely go. I might go 5-8 times in the summer. So buy or rent?