Take it to the ramp during a weekday and practice loading and unloading.
The gentleman I'm buying it from has a private lake and I'm actually going with a buddy right after to try to unload/load it. I've done this before, but my buddy said it's different when it's your money on the line, haha.
Make a check list of all the things needed to load and unload properly and safely and check it each time until it becomes habit.
Is there a basic checklist somewhere? I know I usually wipe down and drain the live-wells on my buds boat, but I'm not sure what else he does.
Put aside a small amount of money each month to fix it when it breaks and provide proper routine maintenance. It will happen...something will break and you will want to fix it.
Good idea! My partner and I have a small cash savings we rack up for basic needs (truck tires, house [censored], etc...)
Look into, at minimum, an online boating safety course.
I was looking into that, I think it'll be very helpful! Thanks!
Don't forget to install the drain plug.
I've seen pictures. No thanks! I'll remember (hopefully!).
Edited by Vidahr (05/17/17 09:26 PM)
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