Originally Posted by Pblais
You can start by figuring out where everything is and what it is.
I'm picking up my boat today and I have 7 hours scheduled with the seller (he's a pretty good guy) to go over everything... He's going to show us how to put the boat in, take it out, back up the trailer (I already know how to back up a trailer... but only have experience with 19 feet and the boat on this trailer is 35 ft. so he's going to make sure I know what I'm doing). Then we are going out on the water
(will be my 2nd time out on this boat) and going to go everything from A-Z. Not only is he going to go over everything on the boat, we are going to go over the local waterway where I plan on using the boat to make sure I understand where all the sandbars are, how to use the GPS
etc. Then he's going to go over everything about after care...flushing the engine
, emptying the toilet, general cleaning
, care and maintenance
I also had a mechanic
go over the boat before I made the offer... there were a couple of things the seller had to fix and he did with no problems.
So... I feel I've done as much homework as I can ...... now it's all about just getting out there and doing it. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.
Thanks again for the welcome.....