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Old 09-27-2011, 12:32 AM
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Okay guys, so I have been lurking on here for a while now, and joined recently. Still, I figured it would be next summer before I found a boat, well much to my suprise I found one and just got it home and had it out for the first two days this past weekend. That being said, it became apparent that I have MUCH to learn about just about everything!!! So I was hoping all of you with years of experience would be willing to write down some things that every new boater should know or perhaps some words of advice that you had to learn the hard way lol. Also, I would appreciate any good literature ideas as far as things I should read.

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first thing, good luck with the new ride.......looks like a perfect boat to have a ton of fun and make many great memories with........

second I'll start the list of 101 things to learn about boating and I am sure I and others will have 1001 things they can put on this list.......

1......Never pull up to another boat or a dock at a higher rate of speed then you would want to hit it at.......

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Take a Power squadron course, or coast guard aux. has one aswell! Good Luck! Enjoy! GMG
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2.... Another 12 pack STILL wont be enough
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3. The Coast Guard loves rule # 2
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4. Most boating accidents occur AFTER dark, and are alcohol related.
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Congrats!

For not wanting to repeat one's self, may I refer you to this thread:
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