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Old 25 August 2013, 15:18   #1
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Just bought a quicksilver 380 hd with a mariner marathon 25hp any advise or do and donts as this is my first boat. To be honest just been on holiday in Cornwall and everyone had a boat so thought I had to try it, I've wanted one for years so decided it was now or never. Is it worth doing the coarses available or is it a waste of time,should I run the engine dry before storing or is that a waste of time. Any advice will be greatly received.thanks

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Old 25 August 2013, 15:45   #2
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Country: Denmark
Town: Copenhagen
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115hp OB
Join Date: Jun 2013
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Hi and welcome - I did the ICC exam after some courses. For me it was useful and practical and worth doing. It is not too expensive and the added benefit to hire boats abroad or even if you take yours is good! And I always drained my engine of fuel before removing it. Only other tip if you haven't already thought of it - launching wheels, handheld VHF and mufflers to run the engine at home occasionally to flush it. Enjoy!
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