Well, I finally decided to buy my first boat, a 1989 Thompson Carrera 220. But now I'm hung up on what to do next. Obviously I want to get out on the water, but I want to make sure I have everything I need before heading. So I'm looking for recommendations from fellow boaters on here in regards to necessary equipment, maybe some tips and tricks, and so on. First and foremost I plan on taking a boaters safety course before even putting her in the water. Thanks again all.