I know it's been argued time and time again, on forums across the Internet, but I'm looking for specifics. We are young, employed full time, but we aren't wealthy by any means. We have a small savings account, and live modestly in our RV. We are wanting to move aboard, but can't afford a brand new boat. Unfortunately most of the boats in our price range that are the size we want, are older models, and mostly gas powered. We aren't looking to do long range cruising, just something we can live comfortably on, and take weekend trips or coastal cruises to other regional coastal cities on. Is a gas powered boat really all THAT bad? Aside from the vapor danger, and limited range, are they really THAT inferior to diesels?