Discussion Topic: Can You Still Afford Your Bass Boat?

_So many people have so many things they can no longer afford. This is an excellent time to be a repo man.

When a boat owner defaults on his loan, the bank hires Jeff Henderson to seize its property. The former Army detective . . . has never been busier.

"I used to take the weak ones," he said. "Now I'm taking the whole herd. . . .
From 2000 to 2006, retail sales for the recreational boating industry rose by more than 40 percent . . .
Last year, as real estate faltered, the gears went into reverse._

Okay, we won’t ask you if your bass boat has been repossessed lately, but are these lean times making you less apt to buy—or more apt to sell—expensive hunting and fishing equipment?