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Shanesix
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on the pot in Abita Springs
Member since Apr 2008
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Will be a new boat owner - tips needed

Looking like I will be getting a 17ft flat in a few months.

I have never owned a boat and looking for some tips, needs, must do's etc.

thx!!


tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
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I have never owned a boat and looking for some tips, needs, must do's etc.



Put a for sale sign on it when you get it home.


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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
If it Flies, Floats or Fricks, rent it, don't buy it..


Boats n Hose
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NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Make sure you have all your coast guard required stuff in it.

Having an extra plug or 2 is a good idea

Check trailer tires and bearings (unless it's brand new)


lsu mike
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Gonzales
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Any experience with boats before? Between now and the time you get it go out as much as possible with other people and ask to drive theirs. Hang out at a launch a few times for a while to learn what to do and not do launching and trailering your boat. Could go on and on but most important thing is dont forget to put plug in.


AboveGroundPool
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the basin
Member since Aug 2010
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
boat registration
trailer registration
check tires/bearings
check trailer lights


life jackets
throw cushion
air horn
rope
fire extinguisher

...covers the basics

eta: also if u were born after jan 1, 1984, you need to have a boater safety course if you're the driver (without someone else who has it) if stopped by green jeans and they ask for it, it's $250 if u don't have it
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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Don't forget the plug when you launch it....


HeadBusta4LSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
10489 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Keep extra parts in the boat, fuel filter, spark plugs, fuel line, etc. and tools to fix that type of stuff too


Shanesix
Southeastern LA Fan
on the pot in Abita Springs
Member since Apr 2008
1879 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Thanks all.

I have a little experience (I duck hunt and fish) but I have always depended on my friends/family with boats for invites.


deaconjones35
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Pride
Member since Sep 2009
6593 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Get an inspection sticker for your boat trailer.


wickowick
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Head of Island
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
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Don't forget the plug when you launch it....


This and make sure the tie down straps are removed before launching...


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Shanesix
Southeastern LA Fan
on the pot in Abita Springs
Member since Apr 2008
1879 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
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inspection sticker for your boat trailer.


never heard of this


mack the knife
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SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
2517 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
??? i've owned boats for 20+ yrs and this is a new one to me


mack the knife
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SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
2517 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
learn how to back up properly. all the rest of us at the landing would greatly appreciate this.


Shanesix
Southeastern LA Fan
on the pot in Abita Springs
Member since Apr 2008
1879 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Mack - Got that covered, I back em all the time with family and friend! Been backing trailors for about 20 years now.


CtotheVrzrbck
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Tulsey Town
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Prop Stop every weekend!


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HeadBusta4LSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
10489 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Oh and get all your shite prepared before you get to the ramp


ThatsAFactJack
Broussard
Member since Sep 2012
558 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
Break
Out
Another
Thousand



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deaconjones35
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Pride
Member since Sep 2009
6593 posts

re: Will be a new boat owner - tips needed
I didn't know about it either until someone started a thread about it on here earlier. Someone said the sheriffs department was at a boat ramp writing tickets for people that didn't have one.


mack the knife
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