thanks for the advice! we have tried craiglist and got lots of scam replies...which sort of put me off. we had 2 lookers. 1 who seemed very serious but at the last minute backed out. heres my question: when it comes to having the boat checked out mecahnically, what is the process? the last guy wanted to take my boat to a mechanic...we called our insurance guy and he said no way. he thinks the process is that the mechanic goes to the boat... we have a 1995 chaparral. sorry don't know much about it other than its too fast! we have 4 small children and thought it would be great for tubing and future water skiing (our kids are water babies!) but its so fast... maybe advice on listing it? heres what my husband told me to put in the ad...does it sound right? 1995 CHAPPARAL BOWRIDER 19.5FT ski and recreational boat. Great for beginners or experienced boaters. Sits up to 8. Plenty of room! Great for trips out on the lake with the family and friends. You can waterski, kneeboard, wakeboard or just cruise the waters! Powerful 250hp 8 litre engine in great shape, with only 260hours on it. Engine has been well maintained since purchase. Never seen salt water. Includes: Soft storage garage. Bought at Canadian Tire and withstood all the wind storms we had this winter! Hidden retractable ladder for easy entry out of the water. Wakeboard pole attachment Dual batteries. Snap on cover. Lockable glove compartment box. extra lifejackets and tons of safety equipment Shorelander trailor Great storage spaces. thanks for all your advice!