5 Tips for First Time Boat Owners

In Main by Dave Springer

The First Time is the Most Memorable One

First love never dies! Do you agree on that? I bet you do. To be a first timer in such things are the most memorable part on one’s life because it reflects on the innocence that you have inside of you. No one has the right to take that innocence from you but you alone.

All of us have the innocence inside of us notwithstanding on the way of life you have at this moment, there is no excuse. This is just similar on first time decisions that a person should make on his life and very similar in terms of buying on something that you do not usually buy.

Sailing a boat is indeed exciting and at the same time frightening. Exciting because you are about to experience the feeling of sailing a boat that not all people has the ability to do so. On the other hand, frightening because you are not sure if the first voyage will be safe or not.

How terrifying, isn’t it? But to remain positive is always applicable to everything. If you want to ride a boat, why not own your own boat? But before having your first boat, tips for first time boat owners is indeed a must have.

  1. Buy a guideline book and read it. A helpful book like this will at least give you the idea on how you will handle your boat well.
  2. Familiarize yourself on the gestures of experienced sailors. Simply watch on how they command their vessel.
  3. Familiarize yourself on the water and know your danger zone simply by paying lots of attention in the water. The water is the key to familiarize yourself on your boat.
  4. When it comes on the maintenance of your boat, it is much advisable to ask the help of a marine mechanic who knows how to take care and to handle a boat. The maintenance items are easy to have but on how and where to use it is a different thing so you need someone who is expert enough on boats.
  5. Being open minded on tough scenarios while sailing a boat is a must so you must learn the right attitude on how to stay calm while sailing a boat in the water.
  6. When it comes on the first ride on your newly owned boat, prioritize your family or loved ones. They are the first people who should sail in your new boat. Through this, your first time will absolutely be the memorable one.
  7. Exercise basic navigations and familiarize on how the boat responds on the movements then eventually take a note of things that are normal like the normal sound of the boat while on the water, the normal and not normal smell of the engine and everything else.

These tips are just some of the basics, however will give importance and guidelines on how to handle a boat most especially if you are a first time boat owner. Just like some other things that you have, you have to handle it with care. In addition, familiarizing yourself to your boat is the key to having a successful maiden voyage.