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  1. mjagmin

    Bow Cushion

    I had one made last year, wasn't too expensive. About $300 if I recall. Ask your dealer. They should be able to help..
  2. completely agree and understand... What lake are you on?
  3. I've not heard of LEO ever towing a boat (at least not here in WI) Too much of a liability. I had a friend run out of gas and the Sheriff took him to the marina to load up a can and ran him back to the boat, but that was about it. They have a nifty app called BoatUS that you can download from the Google Play or Itunes store. From the app they have nearby services, weather info, and "call for a tow".... Might come in handy....
  4. Welcome to the forum. You'll find some awesome folks here with a treasure trove of knowledge.
  5. mjagmin

    Boat retrieval

    Well I like it and plan on plagiarizing it!!
  6. mjagmin

    Boat retrieval

    Is that an official term? "Bebop down the road..."
  7. Nice routine. All except putting the drain plug in...
  8. "Run back, jump in, back out, yell something derogatory about Glastron and show them the power of what 4.3 liters could do as I fly down the lake at a whopping 48 mph." - Priceless
  9. Check on teaching the wife to drive the boat.... that way, it becomes "our boat" and not...."my toy..." Thanks!
  10. Any thoughts on proper boat launch protocol? Step by step, what have you found has worked well in developing a good routine? What nightmares have you experienced or witnessed? Any advice is appreciated.
  11. I struggled recently with this same question. In the end, I went new. As a first time boater, not knowing much, I looked high and low for a good dealer with a good service department. I asked friends, asked others on the lake for their recommendations. Sure, if you've been boating for 20 years it's one thing. You feel comfortable working on engines? Fine. But if neither of those are applicable to you, newer is the way to go. Try to find a "last years" new model. The dealers want to move these and most should come with a full warranty starting in the year of purchase. It's a tough decision, no doubt. A ton of cash and let alone all the other expenses that add up along the way. But in the end you're getting this for fun. Worrying about what happens when things go wrong, isn't "fun." Put your mind at rest, go with new and you'll see that the extra 11k was worth it. Don't be "penny-wise" and "dollar-foolish.."
  12. Try this, I've found it works wonders on a variety of different stains... 50/50 water & white vinegar in a spray bottle. put some baking soda directly on the stubborn spot and spray it once or twice to get it going. use an old toothbrush and gently work the wet baking soda into the stain. Let it sit for 5 minutes Wipe it clean. Should work, but if not you may need to hit it again only this time instead of the water & vinegar combo, try the juice of a lemon along with the backing soda. use the toothbrush and work the lemon & baking soda mix into the stain. Again, let it sit for 5 minutes Wipe it clean.
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