Q: Alex, my boat is on a trailer, it is my first boat and I am very excited to use it for Striper Season on the Hudson River shortly.
What should I do to prepare? (For much of our readership the answers are straight forward, however for a first time boat buyer and user below are some important and helpful hints.)
A: Check your battery. Bring it up to full charge. Check your steering. Turn the engine back and forth with the engine in the down position. (Have someone else do this as you stand behind turning the engine and watch that everything is working properly.)