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#11769338 - 08/10/16 10:56 AM new boater
ZULUDON Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 8
i bought my 1 st boat . it was a repo tracker grizzly 2072 mx 115 efi mercury 4 stroke with 66hr. this is a lot of boat for a newby. my dad gave me some tips before he passed. sadly he never got to go out with me as first two times out we had trouble found out it was a bad volt reg ,got that fixed and 3rd time was the charm. took it out on canyon lake and ran great. any tips on ownership on operating i wood be grateful. i love this boat now to get a bite .

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#11769350 - 08/10/16 11:02 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
Joe Todd Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 42
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
Originally Posted By: ZULUDON
i bought my 1 st boat . it was a repo tracker grizzly 2072 mx 115 efi mercury 4 stroke with 66hr. this is a lot of boat for a newby. my dad gave me some tips before he passed. sadly he never got to go out with me as first two times out we had trouble found out it was a bad volt reg ,got that fixed and 3rd time was the charm. took it out on canyon lake and ran great. any tips on ownership on operating i wood be grateful. i love this boat now to get a bite .
Where are you located?

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#11769386 - 08/10/16 11:23 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
ZULUDON Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 8
i am in kyle tx 15 miles south of austin

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#11769390 - 08/10/16 11:25 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
ZULUDON Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 8
off to work now

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#11769401 - 08/10/16 11:29 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1049
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Congatulations on the new to you boat! Charge the batteries when you return from the lake, keep clean fuel filters in it and change the water pump impeller every 2 years regardless how much it is used.

Be safe and enjoy!

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#11769462 - 08/10/16 11:58 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
Joe Todd Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 42
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
Originally Posted By: ZULUDON
i am in kyle tx 15 miles south of austin
Too far south for me. I have worked there but it has been a few year's. I did the plumbing in the LaQuinta that is on the interstate. I thought maybe if you were in the DFW area we could meet.

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#11774505 - 08/13/16 03:35 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
ZULUDON Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 8
thanks guys for the tip i left dfw 20 years have passed


Edited by ZULUDON (08/13/16 09:14 AM)

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#11777713 - 08/15/16 08:19 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
BODA Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 219
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
ownership tip....wear your kill switch, don't drink too too much, inspect your trailer regularly, keep calm as there are a lot of idiots with boats, keep a legit first aid kit... I have a tourniquet onboard because there is a meatgrinder behind every boat

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#11783510 - 08/17/16 11:13 PM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
ZULUDON Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 8
great advice thanks

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#11783783 - 08/18/16 08:52 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
RedSkeeter Offline



Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 12916
Loc: Emory, Texas
Don't drop your trailer to deep when loading the boat, let the bunks guide the boat on the trailer..
Always trim all the way down before taking off, never make a sharp turn trimed up high drop the motor down just a little to get a better bite into the turn. Never anchor the stern (transom) into waves, pull your prop from time to time to clear fishing line from around the shaft, it can wear the lower units seal out, thus causing a blown bottom half $$$ ouch.. Be safe, have fun, and be careful, not everyone is watching where their going...
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#11783798 - 08/18/16 09:06 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
Anchorman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Safety is paramount when on the water. Always think safety. Read up on boater safety or better yet take a class. There are too many things you need to know than what can be given here. You will receive great advice here but you need to be schooled, self taught or take a class.

Keep in mind there are no roads on the water. Yield to other boats and don't get too close. Say you are cruising and another boat is coming towards you. Make a move one way or the other to tell him you see him. A responsible boater will make a move the opposite way to let you know he sees you. Don't follow directly behind a boat towing a tube or skier. Always keep an eye out directly in front of you for anything floating in the water including humans. Help people who are stranded on the water. COMMON COURTESY! USE IT! Because about 80% of others won't. Its more of a safety thing. Wear your life jacket while underway and use your kill cord.

Most importantly HAVE FUN! But be safe doing it. When you leave the ramp alone or with passengers you #1 responsibility is to return to the ramp safely. Congrats on the new boat!


Edited by Anchorman (08/18/16 09:14 AM)
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#11787380 - 08/20/16 09:02 AM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 236
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
Don't forget your drain plug

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#11787723 - 08/20/16 12:49 PM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
justfishin89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 12
-Don't forget to put up your lights if your out in the early morning or later evening.
-Be sure to turn off all your electronics back off once you have put it back on the trailer.
-Even if you have GPS consider carrying or at least looking at a map of the lake before you go out.
-Pay attention to your surroundings esp. changing weather conditions
-know your limits, and your rides limits
-bring plenty of water
-a small tool kit never hurts, zip ties, electrical tape, 550 cord, small hand tools, whatever you can think of you might need in a pinch
-an anchor or rope, better to be powerless tied to a tree or on anchor then adrift
-I prefer to fish alone, but a buddy can be a built in safety feature.

You will get used to it, trial and error on what works and doesn't work for you. Have fun, good luck and God Bless
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#11789484 - 08/21/16 08:00 PM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
Catchingfish40 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/20/16
Posts: 11
Loc: San Antonio Texas
Congrats! Make a list of trailering, launching and safety checks at first until you get into a good routine. Always take your time and never feel rushed by others!
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#11789497 - 08/21/16 08:10 PM Re: new boater [Re: ZULUDON]
kevine80 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 215
Loc: humble texas
run stabil marine in the fuel every day of its life !

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