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Bought My Very First Boat Today

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It is a 1998 Grumman 1467P. My buddy and I took her out, I am still nervous though. Hopefully that will subside soon enough the more I get on the water. We fished a lil bit from it as I was trying to get used to everything. Backing up was so hard so any tips when backing up with a trailer would be great. This is going to be my bass and catfishin boat and I can't wait to REALLY get to know everything about this boat. Can anyone tell if I would be able to mount rod holders to the trim/lining (not sure what the actual name is) of this boat. It appears to be squared, I can get better pics tomorrow. As of right now adding fishing rod holders is the only upgrade I would like to do immediately.

 

 

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Awesome!!!Congrats!!!!I just got my first boat as well so I know what u r going thru.Best advice on backing trailer I can give u is back slowly and don't turn the steering wheel too many degrees just little by little keep an eye on those side mirrors and remember if u turn steering wheel to the right the trailer will go to left and if u turn the steering wheel to the left the trailer will go to the right.Enjoy!!

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I had a Sea Nymph that was very similar. Lots of find memories made in that boat. Good luck with yours. Congrats!

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Simple backing up tip.

Put your hand at the bottom of the wheel (6 o'clock). Which ever way you move your hand, the trailer will go. Slow is fast and don't panic.

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Congrats on the boat. Above advice on backing is good. If you have a ramp nearby that isn't used much go practice backing down from different positions. Or try a large parking lot when empty like a school on weekends. Practice make perfect. Biggest fear is screwing up with lots of people watching so practice until your are comfortable with backing up.

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The hull looks like it never bumped a dock. Congrats on the purchase. As far as backing up. Practice, and when I say practice I don't mean on opening day at the ramp. Practice backing up in an empty parking lot.  

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Huge Congrats!! I remember my first boat. Man, was I pumped. And ya know what they say, "The 2 happiest days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys it, and the day he sells it..."

Just kidding...I can't picture me without a boat in the driveway. As far as backing, all good info above. Especially backing in an open lot before you try at a busy ramp. Pick a parking spot in the lot and put it there; then do it again and again.

The best tip I got about backing was from my brother when I got my first boat and I still use it every time I back: just steer in the direction you don't want it to go. Simple as that and it works well with my brain. Try them all and see what works best for you.

 

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Congratulations on the new boat.  It looks great.  Enjoy!

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Congrats!  I just bought my first boat too.  I took it out today for the second time and forgot to put the drain plug in.  Bilge pump drain hole also had a dirt dauber's former home in it so it took a few minutes for the water to begin to pump out.  LESSON LEARNED.

As for backing in the ramp:  A veteran angler said to lower the tail gate on your truck bed to better see the boat.  That helps for sure.

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GREAT BOAT.  I literally sold a Grumman 1465P today locally.  Had it posted on the forums.  I love my Grumman.

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I'd check the distance between the bow crank pillar and the gate. Myself, I lower the gate when the boat is off the trailer. I have no problem seeing it in my mirrors when the boat is on the trailer.

Last tip. Use your mirrors once your lined up. See too much boat in one mirror, turn the wheel slightly toward that mirror. Slightly is the key word when backing up a trailer.

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As far as the rod holders, I'd suggest getting some clamp on ones since the gunnel isn't overly big. I would think they would work better than the permanent ones on your particular boat.

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