I'm looking for a used boat. I plan on spending the next few weekends making appointments to look at a bunch of boats to learn more about them, look at conditions of boats, etc. When I finally decide I want to make an offer and see the boat at seatrial, how does this work? Does the owner typically take the boat out and you ride along? Does the broker take it out? I don't know how to drive the thing =) Which leads me to: How do I learn how to drive this thing? How do I learn what all the fancy buttons do? Once I buy my first boat, do I just read the manual? I'm thinking the seller isn't going to want me calling him up and asking the best way to parallel park... Is there a "I don't have a boat but want to learn safety and how to drive and park and know what the buttons do" class I can take?