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Hi, New Member, Recently Retired, Bought A 2008 Z6

Thread in 'Introduce Yourself' started by super-bee_ski, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. super-bee_ski

    super-bee_ski Member

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    I'm glad I found this forum. Recently retired and I bought a low mileage :)...Low hours 2008 Z6. Hoping to take it out for the first time Friday 26 April. Nervous as I have never owned a boat before. Be launching and fishing by myself for a while. Primary lake will be Lake Isabella, Kern County, CA, then Castaic Lake. t2zFdp67Sn+AHSEE1D4kvQ.jpg
     
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    Welcome. Nice looking boat! Good find. Dual consoles are my preference.
    Just take your time, launching, fishing, and loading. I once saw a guy and his wife attempting to launch a brand-new Tracker. He unhooked both the winch and safety chain. Proceeding down the ramp he panicked and hit the brakes. End result: boat slides off and hits the concrete ramp.
    Vic
     
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    YIKES, steep learning curve.
    I'll bet his wife was pissed!
    Oh gosh, again, thanks for the advice
    I made a check-list!
    And yes: #1 is "Ensure the drain plug" is installed!
    (I know it has happened before to smarter guys than me)
     
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    I just noticed, you are from Eastern KY, God's Country, Im hoping to move to KY, TN or West by gosh VA!
     
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    Yes sir! I believe you would enjoy our "neck of the woods." That said, I'm really not sure what neck of the woods means.:)
    Forgetting the drain plug. Guilty! Many years ago (my first boat) I did that very thing. Fortunately, it had an exposed bilge area and I could insert the plug from the inside. I did take on a lot of water before it realized what happened.
    Vic
     
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    BTW you remember that winter can look like this over here? :)
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    I think KY is probably pretty, but if I see snow, I’m staying South. Fish are bigger, girls are prettier(no offense), and teeth are not optional........and, etc...
    I bought a 2016 Nitro with a Mercury 115; I see little to no posts on this model. Don’t tell me horror stories about launching, tell me about my boat! PLEASE!!
     
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    Okay, stay south and enjoy your boat.
     
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