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indywakechica 07-29-2004 10:25 AM

Getting ready to take the boat down for our week long houseboat trip to Dale Hollow!! We're taking it out this weekend to run it then clean it, change oil etc. What do you guys typically do before a big trip? Any tips on anything spare we should take? Past experiences that might help us think of anything we might miss? It would be devastating to have the boat poop out on us down there.

boatingchick 07-29-2004 10:27 AM

spare prop because you never know what is going to happen

ilovetrains 07-29-2004 10:28 AM

spare prop and roll of duct tape.

leggester 07-29-2004 10:43 AM

Spare prop, bearings, impellor, sun glasses, hat, flag, ropes - tons of ropes <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>Bug juice ( mosquito repellant ) Calamine lotion <BR> <BR>Medical kit. <BR> <BR>Tool kit. <BR> <BR>Lotion. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by leggester on July 29, 2004)

jklein 07-29-2004 10:50 AM

Boat Bumpers. Flashlight. Flag, throw cushion, air horn, first aid kit. Impellar, tools. Spare prop if you've got it.

akman 07-29-2004 10:54 AM

Prop, bearings, impeller, lanyard cord, keys and belt for the boat, and spare key for the car......you just never know!! <BR> <BR>If you don't have 2 batteries in the boat I would also suggest jumper cables or a jump kit for the boat. <BR> <BR>Spare tire for tow vehicle and trailer and make sure they have the right amount of air in them. <BR> <BR>I would check the lug nuts on your trailer to make sure you can move them, you would hate to have a flat and find out they are siezed. When you put them back on use anti-sieze or marine grease on the threads for the future. <BR> <BR>Spare mainline, flag, handle and any other "regular" trip necessities. <BR> <BR>Tool kit with enough tools to fix "most" problems <BR> <BR>(Message edited by akman on July 29, 2004)

07-29-2004 10:57 AM

spare drain plug

bbeach 07-29-2004 11:14 AM

I don't go anywhere with the boat without a spare plug... I had a BAD experience...

leggester 07-29-2004 11:22 AM

grease your bearings too. Before you leave.

wake_pop 07-29-2004 11:27 AM

Proper paperwork- boat and trailer registrations, and proof of insurance. Also had a bad experience away from the home lake.

mwgwin 07-29-2004 1:07 PM

A few strippers who like wakeboarders <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

air_bordan_ 07-29-2004 1:10 PM

Beer....and more beer

bakerds 07-29-2004 1:14 PM

Mask or Goggles and a sharp knife in case you wrap something around your prop/shaft. Prop puller for your spare prop.

rock_n_boardin 07-29-2004 1:36 PM

Spare prop. Zip ties, duct tape. "A few strippers who like wakeboarders" not a bad idea, you can never have enough LOL uhhhh make sure you have a lug nut wrench that will fit your trailer lug nuts. Otherwise spare tire does not help much. First aid kit.

toyotafreak 07-29-2004 1:58 PM

CAMERA <BR> <BR>So you can bring some stoke back for us ;-)

pinkbike 07-29-2004 3:47 PM

Duct tape is always good. During out trip this year and he was filling up the gas, and when he came back no more gass cap! So he had to duct tape of the hole the rest of the week so water didnt get in

wakecord 07-29-2004 4:06 PM

Ditto on the duct tape, spare prop, first aid kit and beer. A "starter-box' is great way to be able to start multiple boats/land vehicles with battery problems. <BR> <BR>I always carry some Marine-Tex. Great for replacing stuff that breaks/falls off, or repairing holes/gouges stripped screws, etc. on your board or boat. Some 100-400 grit sandpaper will help finishing the job. <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by wakecord on July 29, 2004)

phat_in_cincy 07-29-2004 4:29 PM

Great suggestions above, but take a spare quart of oil too. <BR>Lug wrench = good call. After a potentially ugly incident with someone f-in with my lug nuts, I always carry a breaker bar and check lugs after leaving trailer for extended time.

joeysprague 07-29-2004 9:15 PM

hard liqour and lots of condoms!

macdaddy 07-29-2004 10:43 PM

I THINK I WANT TO GO HANG OUT WITH JEFF AND JOE!!!

buzz_grande 07-30-2004 1:40 AM

Spare ignition key!! And a floatie for all your keys. Oh yea. Bunch-O-tunes.

indywakechica 07-30-2004 6:15 AM

Check check check...wow right on...lots o suggestions! Beer check (dry counties down there so have to take tons of cases), hard liquor check, strippers wait oh no. Well wait are strippers like the thing guys say about girls and lesbians? Girls are only a few drinks away from being a lesbian? <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> Seriously thanks for all the suggestions and will take tons o pics foe sho to put up here when I get back.

boardordie 07-30-2004 9:48 AM

Hope, <BR> <BR>To bad your going to Dale Hollow... I'll be on Norris Lake from Aug. 6-13. It would have been cool to see a fellow Wakeworlder. Thanks for posting this. I've been doing a week trip for 5-6 years but it's great to hear what other people think is important to bring.

mastercraft_ok 07-30-2004 10:34 AM

Always nice to have spare parts for your boards/bindings: laces, clamps, fins...

indywakechica 07-30-2004 1:05 PM

Oh right on Kevin...that is too bad. I'm sure we'll both have a good time tho. <BR> <BR>Amen Brad! Learned the hard way last year when me and the hubby only had one setup between us and had a binding blow out <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":-(" BORDER=0> A day later after kneeboarding *blegh* we found some xtra smalls so I could board the rest of the week but he was out of luck. We both have our own setups and spares out the wazoo after that.


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