After two years of saving!!!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA TALK' started by Thenutslanded, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Thenutslanded

    Thenutslanded New Member

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    I finally got a pontoon boat i never thought this day would come but it was worth the wait. It's my first boat i have ever owned:big_smile:. But i do have a few concerns about boating. If any of you guys would like to give a few boating tips i would really appreciate it. thanks guys, Daniel
     

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  2. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Congrats on the boat . I am sure you will love it . I am trying to get a pontoon myself , that way I can fish in comfort ...lol
     

  3. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Daniel welcome to the BOC. Congrats on your new boat, looks like it will make a fine car rig. What are your concerns about boating? I have owned boats all my life and worked on lobster boats growing up. If you have any questions PM me. Andrew
     
  4. Mako

    Mako New Member

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    Congrats! Nice ride you got there! :0a22:
     
  5. Thenutslanded

    Thenutslanded New Member

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    thanks man i cant wait to get it on the water in a lil bit comfort is whats its all about! lol



    Mainly just some general basic advise on keeping safe on the water i dont wanna be out on the lake and everyone know im a noob boater becasue i didnt ask for any help befor i started... lol:roll_eyes:
     
  6. The Flathead Reaper

    The Flathead Reaper New Member

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    congrats man....nice looking rig................
     
  7. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Daniel,
    Your state and the Coast Guard has all kinds of literature about boating safety and there are safety courses you can take. You can also get a safety inspection done to make sure your boat has all the correct. There is also an interactive safety inspection you can do yourself on the Coast Guard site.
    Learn about what to do in various emergency scenarois and some basic first aid. Know your boat inside out so you can know when things may not be right.
    Knowing this stuff will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your new boat...W
     
  8. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    'Toons are catsmackin' machines! Congrats! The biggest mistake I see new boat owners make, is coming into the landing TOO FAST. When approaching a boat landing, you just need to EASE into it. The first thing you need to do is to load and unload the boat, until you find the correct depth to back the trailer in at the ramp. Then, just ease the boat onto the runners, and then the boat can be powered up to the trailer tongue. It may take a few tries to get it right, but once you learn it's a cinch. Just don't try to rush in a boat. Ease around with your new boat until you get the hang of it and you will be fine. If you are uncomfortable in any way, go out on a friend or BOC member's 'toon to see the correct way to handle one. They certainly don't handle quite as easily as a regular boat, but there are no major difficulties with them either. Hope this helps...
    Bill in SC
     
  9. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    WTG! That is sweet. Now lets see some m-o-n-s-t-e-r-s.:wink:
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel congrats on the new pontoon rig. Looks great and has a lot of room to chase the big cats. Good luck and enjoy.
     
  11. catfishhunter2009

    catfishhunter2009 New Member

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    Congrats on the new toon bro . Looks like a sweet rig ya got their . Basic need to know info , take your time , dont worry about anyone's opinion - it doesn't matter unless they are resposible for the boat / cost to own and repair . Take it slow untill you learn the waters your navigating . And most of all respect the water - because it can be very very unforgiving if you don't . If your not comfterble get out of the situation as calmly as posible untill you are comfy . A nother good thing you can do untill you get some experiance is make a check list and fallow it to the T . And anywhere you can buy boating supplies should have rules and safety tips for you . Hope this helps you out , good luck on your voyages .
    Nick
    :wink::big_smile: :0a26::0a23:
     
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  12. larry d. grady

    larry d. grady Member

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    daniel,looks like all you need is some ro holders,and catfish slime.
     
  13. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Congrats on your new boat, Daniel! I agree with everything Bill said. :cool2:
     
  14. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I know how difficult it is when ya want something so bad and ya must wait until that can gets filled up enough. I myself have a bit to go before my toon boat can is ready...LOL But that is ok because I hate to make a payment on anything for real so all the patience will pay off in the end. What a great boat. DH and i chatted a while back and think he is ok with a pontoon boat. I really need to be able to move around and I am sure he likes the fact we can have plenty of poles in the water lol
     
  15. Thenutslanded

    Thenutslanded New Member

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    Wow, Thanks guys and gals on all the advise ill for sure be taking it to heart this weekin. another thing i didnt know that out fitting this thing would be so much LOL but its ok tho i got like 4 rod holders today and a few other things n it was like over 600 bucks OMG lol but it's worth it. i gotta get back out there n get the fish finder, side bumpers n latter on it but thank you guys so much again... daniel :smile2::tounge_out::big_smile:
     
  16. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Daniel Congrats on the New Toon. Its a good looking rig.
     
  17. Apexi

    Apexi New Member

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  18. boombalaty

    boombalaty New Member

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    Life jackets, lights, tools, fuel line and extra filters, lots of rope, a big cooler and your poles and you are good 2 go! Congrats on the new boat!!
     
  19. H2O!

    H2O! New Member

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    I think it is a good idea to have an extra prop on board. I tore mine up on the river one day and wished I had another one.
     
  20. Thenutslanded

    Thenutslanded New Member

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    HAHAA yeahhh thats that stuff right there bro lol i was thinkin the same thing when i seen i had right amout of money for it haha i was listenin to this song on the way to pick it up
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    n guys n gals thanks for all the big ups yall..... maybe some of us can hook up n go fishin sometime soon!!! we just been tubein so far but im ready to get some big cats BADLLLY, the launch and eveything went over very well n rode around high rock allday pretty much yesterday its a blast i love it yall b safe!!!! dbum
     
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