Cat,I couldn't agree more. I have only been a member for a few years,and the technical knowledge/advice I have received is priceless. Not to mention the deals that have been put together. When my 312 Fastec got totaled,I was left with the hull specific trailer,pretty small buying group to say the least.Posted it on here,sold it a week later to a member two states away,along with a ton of parts. I also bought my 382 from a paying member here. Other members knew the boat as well,and chimed in to give there opinions on it,somewhat of a free survey. I was also looking to try a new set of props and not sure who to use.After researching all of my options here on OSO,went with BBlades and never looked back. I could go on and on,but the bottom line is this site has been responsible for thousands and thousands of dollars in transactions in my case,and the money saved/spent is peanuts compared to the $40-$70 it cost to be a member. RunninHots porn and the free t-shirt isn't bad either. Happy Holidays to all,(especially the paying members).