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#11054988 - 08/21/15 08:12 AM Joining the fray
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 109
Picking up a Nitro Z7 tomorrow and will spend the weekend getting it ready for a maiden voyage Monday. Plan on doing most of my time on Conroe during the week and will probably primarily launch from Stow Away as I'll be solo most of the time. I'm really a beginner as this is my first boat and am looking forward to some relaxing times on the water. I don't really see any tournaments in my future as I'm just not that type and I don't have a fishing buddy just yet. I can't wait for brisk fall mornings and hopefully my dad will enjoy some quality time with me on the lakes.
I'm sure I'll have a million questions to come as I learn to become a better fisherman so go gentle on the newbie!

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#11055003 - 08/21/15 08:20 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Marshall Lucky Offline
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 222
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
Congratulations on the new boat and have a great time.
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#11055021 - 08/21/15 08:27 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
The fish whisperer Offline
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Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 106
Loc: Longview, Tx.
Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your first boat & the fun & memories you will make in it.

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#11055060 - 08/21/15 08:43 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 524
Loc: fortworth tx, tarrant co.
Congratulations on your boat and just remember to take time and really learn your boat operation and such because that will save you a lot of time in the future. You'll love yourself for that. Enjoy your toy and have fun and you will have some fond memories.

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#11055167 - 08/21/15 09:33 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
nethingthatbites Offline
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Registered: 05/07/09
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That's a really nice first boat...heck, it's just a really nice boat.

Have you spent much time on boats? If not, and not familiar with taking a boat out by yourself, do yourself a huge favor and get someone who is to go with you and watch over everything a few times.

cheers
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#11055378 - 08/21/15 11:09 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: The fish whisperer]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Originally Posted By: The fish whisperer
Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your first boat & the fun & memories you will make in it.
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#11055512 - 08/21/15 12:15 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Hossman Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 896
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX, USA
New? Don't forget to install your bilge plug nice and tight every trip! I forgot that one time fishing with Rudy Lackey. Nearly ruined our day. Good idea to have a little checklist and go through it every trip.

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#11055783 - 08/21/15 02:17 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 109
THanks for all the advice guys. I've been around boats almost my entire life but have never owned my own. Yes there will be many educational opportunities to come along but I'm ready. My biggest issue is I haven't been on Conroe for about 30 years - my parents moved to Livingston so that's been about it. I live so close to Conroe I could almost go daily.
Yeah it's a nice first boat - maybe overly so but when I started shopping and had my budget in mind this is what fit the bill. Just couldn't justify another one as this one checked off all my wants and needs. Z7 with 150hp four stroke mercury- hope to see some of you out on Conroe Monday morning.

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#11057251 - 08/22/15 12:54 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
SamCollins123 Offline
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Texas
Congratulations

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#11057768 - 08/22/15 07:14 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Mr. Incredible Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 109


And so it begins. Hope to see you all on the lake soon!

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#11058365 - 08/23/15 08:34 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1203
Good luck sir! Have your loading and unloading procedure planned out ahead of you before you get to the ramp.

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#11060582 - 08/24/15 10:49 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
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thumb and welcome
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#11060744 - 08/24/15 12:10 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
nethingthatbites Offline
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Very nice
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#11062015 - 08/25/15 03:50 AM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
Cowtown Kid Offline
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Registered: 09/09/12
Posts: 714
Loc: Fort Worth
Very Nice Boat! You will enjoy it catching a lot of fish and making a lot of memories!

texas
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#11067355 - 08/27/15 12:54 PM Re: Joining the fray [Re: Mr. Incredible]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 37217
Loc: Midlothian, TX
And turn your dang headlights off at the boat ramp.
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