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casacolumbia posted 02-12-2004 08:43 AM ET (US)   Profile for casacolumbia   Send Email to casacolumbia  
I am picking up a new 13 sport w/40HP mercury and trailer in about two months. Will be used primarily on a fresh water lake, but occasionally in salt water. Besides reading the manuals, etc. are there any "trade secrets" about the boat/motor I need to know?
Moe posted 02-12-2004 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Get the comfort package. The seat cushions provide excellent lower back support.

Have the dealer supply a sealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery with the boat. AGM is NOT gel cell. AGM has many advantages over conventional flooded cell batteries.

Have the dealer move the motor up until its large antiventilation plate is level with the keel, if it isn't from the factory.

Moe (150 Sport)

Cameron Park posted 02-12-2004 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cameron Park  Send Email to Cameron Park     
Keep a kidney belt onboard.
coastal whaler posted 02-15-2004 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for coastal whaler  Send Email to coastal whaler     
Great fishing boat. I have had one since 2000 and like it better every time I head out. Good luck with yours! Coastal Whaler

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