I'm not new to boats, but it's been a few years since I've owned one. I found an absolutely immaculate 2002 Sea Ray 17'6" Bow Rider alpha one and couldn't pass it up. Properly maintained and never abused, and only 348 engine hrs . I'm in the middle of 3 fresh water lakes (New Hogan, Lake Pardee and Camanche) and only about 45 minutes from the Stockton Delta, so I have plenty of opportunities to go exploring. I'm looking forward to getting back into the fresh water boating community.