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    I bought my first boat, and I have it ready for the water. What’s a good place to go for someone learning how.

  • #2
    Oh yeah, I live in Colorado


    • #3
      your local boating safety course would be the first place I would suggest.

      getting to know someone that is an avid boating in your neck of the woods is the second thing I would suggest.
      Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

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      • #4
        Colorado is a big state. Is there a bumper boats ride near you
        Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

        Current Boats: Formula 330 Sun Sport, O'Day Mariner Sail #3224, Sunfish
        Past Boats: Catalina 22 Sail #10531, Formula 242 Sun Sport
        Twin Mercruiser 7.4 LX MPI (0F802036, 039), Bravo 3's (0F806198, 199), Mercury 7.5 HP (1969), Johnson 4.5 HP (1980)

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        • #5
          Medford, WI


          • #6
            YouTube has always been really helpful to me. So many videos on docking, launching/loading, anchoring, tying knots...pretty much anything you'd want to learn about.


            • #7
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              i would suggest practicing backing up with your boat and trailer so you can get it where you want it to go,maybe a empty parking lot.. it can be difficult if you are not used to it. i'd also suggest finding a small body of water not too crowded to get used to your boat handling and putting on/off the trailer. maybe ask locals about the lake first so you have an idea where to avoid rocks and shallows etc.
              1978 Grew 194 with Merc 165 inline6, MC1 drive