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Old 07-11-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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First I would like to say Hello to everyone!

I recently purchased my first boat. Its a 88' 2000SR Its being serviced right now so I should have it by Friday and Im looking forward to getting it in the water!

Has anyone ever owened one? if so anything I should know?

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Old 07-11-2006, 02:43 AM   #2
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Hey there. Congrats on your first boat!

If you haven't taken a USCG safety course I would strongly recommed that. Also read, read and read some more.

I grew up on a lake and my grandparents and my parents had runabouts that I used as a teen. I just bought my second boat (first brand new one) and I learn something new everyday by reading boating information.

How many hours are on the 88? What engine is it? Carbed 5.0?
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:31 AM   #3
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welcome to the zoo....like Racer said...take an approved boat safety course..it will teach you volumes on what to do ..how to be a polite boater and rules of the road...
also....never approach the dock faster than your willing to bounce off of it........
best of luck with the new boat....
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I had already taken a course a few years ago when I rented a boat, but Im thinking about taking a re-fresher course because I havent been on the water in a few years.

As far as reading I think Im driving my Wife crazy because every time I learn something new I go tell her about it! I love reading up one what ever I can.

It has the 3.0 Merc with the alpha 1 out drive. As far as the hours Im not sure off the top of my head.
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