Originally Posted by Old Codger
I guess a little nervous about it. Any advice on how to keep the boat the right way up on the water would be much appreciated.
I would initially attend a course and learn the theory behind planing boats and how to handle them. Learning how your boat handles will come from experience and that should start in light waves and building up to more challenging conditions and weather. Your knowledge of waves, wind etc will be directly transferable to powerboats, so you'll be far ahead of a beginner.
On a flat calm day see how the boat handles at different speeds and trim, practice slow and high speed turns.
You have a great boat, enjoy it.
P.S. Please don't tell me you do spearfishing as I might have to come over and exchange some trips out on your boat fishing for my limited knowledge on boating