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    Default greetings from a first-time jetter

    well, i bit the bullet. spent $2800, and now i've got my very first boat. i'm itching to get her in the water to see what i need/ want to do to the boat first. just wanna to thank you guys for helping me with my purchase. see ya' on the delta!!
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    Enjoy The Boating Life. Do Yourself A Favor. Put Fresh Batteries, Fresh Oil, Change All Filters (oil And Fuel) And Get Rid Of Any Old Gas In The Boat. Just The Common Sense Stuff !!!! I Can Not Tell You How Many Guys I Tow To Shore Because They Just Bought The Boat From A Buddy And The Batteries Are No Good, Or There Is Sluge In The Oil From Sitting... But Other Than The Disclamer, Tear It Up Out There !!!!!!! Congrates......

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    and a little lube for the pump.

    now break out the rubbing compound and a 6 pack!

    I think that is going to be a fun ride.

    Welcome.

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    Can't tell you how many people were at the lake this weekend and had dead batteries for the begining of the season. An old guy told me years ago. Spend $80 for a new battery and put it in at the begining of the year. Save a lot of hassel and make for a good year.

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    congrats dude.. Did the seller put it in the water for you?
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Did the seller put it in the water for you?
    unfortunately not, so keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck on my maiden voyage (hopefully this weekend). anyone know of of good places to go, for a first ride, in the sf bay area (near castro valley/ hayward)?

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    I would replace any water feed lines inside the boat if its been sitting. Water line from the pump to the engine, Lines to the snails yada yada. Nothing like sinking a boat on the 1st day. Oh yea, when you come to a stop, WATCH YOUR OWN WAKE. I noticed you didn't have a splash gaurd
    Takin it home

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    Looks like a cool first rig,don't let off the throttle fast when haulin ass or your own wake will catch up with your transom like Cave said.Remember when you loose power or let off the throttle you have little to no steering.Good luck,someone here will probably make ya a smokin deal on new steering wheel
    Check ya bunk boards when ya dump the boat in the water...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    unfortunately not, so keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck on my maiden voyage (hopefully this weekend). anyone know of of good places to go, for a first ride, in the sf bay area (near castro valley/ hayward)?
    Play it safe & go to the delta early, it's usually like glass......

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    yes go early. stay close to shore.. take a cell phone with you incase you break... But the big questions are... Does it Float? and how bad does it leak.. If those two things are gtg everything else is fixable just $$... take the adivce that was given about the water hoses fuel hoses oil change filter changes and ditching any old gas in the tanks.. all that should cost less than 100 bucks and its good insurance. Also make sure your battery is GTG and if you have any doubts just replace it.


    good luck and take pictures.
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Welcome to the boards.......

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    Welcome to the Delta. Where you launching from? I saw the reference to SF. That's not a good place to start. IMHO. Where's your driveway? Let's start there.
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    nice boat dude listin to these guys they know what they are talking about

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    If you wanted to tow a bit farther, there will be a large--probably 20-30 boats--group of jet boats from the banderlog board at New Hogan this weekend. It is a friendly, knowledgeable group that could help out on that maiden voyage. You can check out the details here. www.banderlog.com under the outings forum.

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