Boating for Beginners - Boating Basics - How to Drive a Boat

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A video on how to drive a boat for beginners is requestied all the time. So here is a few basic tips for the beginner boater. How to get up on plane, how to opperate a boat... they are all in here. For more information on the Button on my hat go to - http://bit.ly/2Xa5zhn Help the families of our fallen heroes - http://www.specialopssurvivors.org/ ******************************************************************** Boat - Alumacraft Pro 185 - http://bit.ly/2Cc9m4ZACPro185 ******************************************************************** Video equipment used in this video - Camera - Cannon 80D, GoPro Hero 3 and 5 Camera stands - YoloTek Power Stick Microphone - Sony UWPD 11/42 Editing Software - Adobe Premiere Pro ******************************************************************** Follow me on- Facebook - Flukemaster Instagram - Flukemaster Snapchat - TheFlukemaster Parascope - Flukemastr Twitter - Flukemastr ********************************************************************* Fan Mail can be sent to - PO Box 442 Armuchee, GA 30105 ********************************************************************* More than likely this video contains paid product placement from one or more of my sponsors. My sponsors are who make it possible for me to continue to produce videos so you can watch them for free. List of Sponsors: Alumacraft Boats Evinrude Motors Bonafide Kayaks 13 Fishing Northwest River Supply YakAttack Seaguar Bending Branches JJ's Magic Torqeedo Anglr App Raymarine Power Pole FishUSA ********************************************************************** 釣り

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Bansheeboat
Bansheeboat - 2 years ago
Nice boat!
n8ivemafia1
n8ivemafia1 - 2 years ago
Buying my first ever bass boat. Thanks!!!
Acrillies
Acrillies - 2 years ago
Great vid but one thing i would like to add that mainly apply's to older boat owners, do not take boat hands off the wheel, some boats will whip around suddenly and make a very dangerous situation.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
You are absolutely right. My boat has electric power steering so I don't think about that anymore.
712 Life
712 Life - 2 years ago
How do you come off a plane? Do you trim down first before slowing down or do you just leave it trim up? I'm new at boating.
Iowa Bassman
Iowa Bassman - 2 years ago
Some guys I know that have had boats 30 years could benefit from this, lol!
Alexander Wlad
Alexander Wlad - 2 years ago
Imagine in a 16 foot sportspal canoe with 4hp merc in 5 foot whitecaps on Lake Ontario Canada, better be listening to some rock’n roll
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
Nope. Not me. That's crazy
Lekan Oyefeso
Lekan Oyefeso - 2 years ago
This is a great, and MUCH NEEDED video!!! It blows my mind that many states don't require a boater safety course. Driver's Ed is required for cars so boater safety should be required for boats. You can kill someone in a boat just as easily as you can kill someone in a car.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
Agreed
Photorocket
Photorocket - 2 years ago
You got to watch out for Tom Boley. He'll get you....................................................to catch fish!
jarfishing
jarfishing - 2 years ago
Glad to see you do a video like this, I think it’s much needed and your platform is perfect.

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keith siegel
keith siegel - 2 years ago
Copying Brian latimer lmao
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
No big deal man. If I were to say that I didn't use other people's videos to get information for mine I'd be lying. I'm the first to admit that I don't know everything. I spend a lot of time researching a video before I film it. That way I'm giving the viewer as much inforation as possible.
keith siegel
keith siegel - 2 years ago
Flukemaster hey man, I’m just busting your balls. Who is anyone to say you’re copying someone when it’s YouTube. You’re just trying to help out the community. Keep up the good work brother.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
I just went back and watched his video and I wish I would have seen it before I did mine. I would have included a few things that he mentioned in his like boat breaking.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
Did he do one to? I’ll have to go check his out and see if I got anything different than his.
troutbum86
troutbum86 - 2 years ago
Tip: leave the killswitch cord attached to the pfd at all times. That way u have to go grab the pfd to start the motor and since u have the pfd just put it on.
Jim Grady
Jim Grady - 2 years ago
Great video! alot of people cam learn from this.
Hashirama Senju
Hashirama Senju - 2 years ago
That lake gets pretty bad. Been out there a few times when there were mild storms. Last weekend there my buddy said he couldn’t even see over the next crest standing on the bow! Let us know the next time you’re in town. Maybe I’ll head up with the boat to say hello!
K. Anthony
K. Anthony - 2 years ago
Great job thanks future boat owner
Proteus Xavier
Proteus Xavier - 2 years ago
Some excellent info Gene. Don't think I ever fished Lake Watlaikemion. Just couldn't seem to find it. :P Mille Lacs is a legendary walleye fishery though. Hope you had a good day!
Josh Gillies
Josh Gillies - 2 years ago
Hey flukemaster, I saw where vmc now makes those slider weights you like for Carolina rigs. It's tungsten too. Thought you might wanna know that if you don't already.
Catch of the Dave
Catch of the Dave - 2 years ago
Gene, I know you have experience with this. Last weekend in Kentucky I had my old town topwater old out on a smaller lake fishing a point. I was in maybe 3 1/2 foot of water. I nearly was killed by a boat driver pulling a tuber. He came whipping down the lake, swung in along the shoreline, then swung back out to whip his tuber outside the wake. I swear man, this tuber missed me by barely 8 feet. I have a giant orange flag on the back of my kayak, I was sitting up high, I mean there was no reason for him not to see me. I started waving my arms and screaming, and this assclown acted like I was in the wrong. People have no respect for kayakers and you hear every once in a while someone getting hit or flipped in a kayak. I've had other incidents of people running full throttle so close to me their wake came over and in the kayak. If it was a sit in I would have been swamped or flipped. It happens enough where I Don't even like kayak fishing on lakes with motorboat. I've even had fishermen in bass boats intentionally take off or drive in right near me to try to run me out of an area. People out there are dangerous. Jet skis are the worst by far. They never know the right of way rules and will zig zag all over the place. I saw a guy in a jet ski run strait into a submerged island because he ignored the marker buoys. Hit it so hard it damaged his jet ski beyond repair. Then was upset because it wasn't marked better. There was a triangle of caution buoys around it.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
This is why I recomend having a video camera on the boat. If they do this just record it and turn it into authorities. They will hopefully be able to pull the numbers off the boat and take care of business from there.
Catch of the Dave
Catch of the Dave - 2 years ago
Jeff Fields yeah i fish nolin a lot, but usually in my little aluminum v hull boat, which still gets rough with lake traffic. I usually fish the moutadier side, and red rock area. I have family friends that have a place back behind red rock in the cove with all the flooded timber. Ive caught boatloads of fish in that cove, but also in dog creek area, ponderosa area. Ive only been up by Wax a few times.

The lake that this happened in was taylorsville, i was stupid for going on it anyways, small lake with tons of boat traffic. Didnt catch anything, 1 tiny dink early early before the water got all crazy. Its just so close to home is why i went there. That place and guist creek. Im going to try a lake in indiana tomorrow thats electric motors only, its kinda small but has a lot of pads and grass, perfect size for kayak fishing.
Jeff Fields
Jeff Fields - 2 years ago
This is why I don’t kayak lakes really. Nolin is the worst for tubes and jet skis running right up to you while you’re fishing
Atarox
Atarox - 2 years ago
This should be mandatory to watch before you buy a boat. Still think a license should be required.
BassGeek
BassGeek - 2 years ago
Good info but you gotta let it eat sometimes Fluke, Safely eat. lol

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Outdoor Andy
Outdoor Andy - 2 years ago
I will revisit this when I get my own boat one day
MadRiver63
MadRiver63 - 2 years ago
Make sure any auto inflate PFD’s you have stowed are in a waterproof bag. Any little bit of water that gets into your hatches will trigger an inflation in your hatch. Replacing the cartridges and water sensor discs is fairly expensive. Learned the hard way more than once. Great content, great delivery. Love your channel.
Christopher Terrien
Christopher Terrien - 2 years ago
Thanks Gene, great info that you will never get from some of the big boat sellers, I know they didn't pass any info off to me when I bought my first one, even though I told them it was my first boat. Another aspect that would be good to cover is how to properly decelerate the boat as you come into where you want to be, I almost sunk my boat, (probably not, but I took on a lot of water all the way up the back to the seats), with over run on the back the first time, and I still have a problem with figuring it out sometimes, simply because no one tells you these things. Thanks for doing what you do for us Gene, your videos have helped me be a better boater and fisherman with everyone you put out.
Jeff Ohmart
Jeff Ohmart - 2 years ago
* Free * USCG approved boat safety training with state specific laws: boatus.org
Make sure .org because .com is the commercial site. Only place I found that it was free. My insurance was also significantly reduced (State Farm). Also, please learn to use the safety equipment (fire extinguisher, flares, etc).
Bro's Bassing
Bro's Bassing - 2 years ago
Thank you for all the information. It helps new boater like my self .
K Ramsey
K Ramsey - 2 years ago
Thank you for making these!!!!
Matt Seifert
Matt Seifert - 2 years ago
Thanks so much Gene! I really wanted one of these videos for a while from a YouTuber I trust! As a future boat owner this will help tons!!
Bucks Island
Bucks Island - 2 years ago
Good stuff Gene! Boats and fishing are fun, but it can get very dangerous very quickly if you don't know what you're doing. Please be safe out there!
Salty Jake Life
Salty Jake Life - 2 years ago
PFD's and Kill Switches?

I'm too comfortable on the water but I learned a valuable lesson last February (2019) on Guntersville. Running across the lake back to South Sauty at dusk, water temps in the upper 50's, strong current in the river. I'm not paying attention...what could we hit running across an open lake right? No PFD, kill switch not attached. Fishing partner sitting in front on me. I've got a center console G3.

All of a sudden, out of my periphery, a red blur flies by. "What in the world was THAT?" It was a channel marker...1000 - 1500 pounds worth of one. My buddy thought I was messing with him but I never saw it. He said he could have reached his hand over the side of the boat and touched it when it flew by.

If we'd have hit that thing I'm sure we'd both be dead...probably drowned or died of hypothermia. Thank you God.
Christopher Terrien
Christopher Terrien - 2 years ago
Its not about how comfortable you are on the water, you can be a 50 year vet on the water, and your story tells it all, "Shit Happens" when you least expect, no one can ever be prepared for the unknown. I have seen boaters poping along hit a wave bad and get tossed from the boat, and the boat ended up 100's of yards a way doing donuts in the lake until it ran ashore, his boat was trashed and I am sure he had a hefty price to pay for damages to the persons shore line and dock the boat plowed. I live in Texas, and we just passed a law that Kill switch cord is mandatory if the boat is moving over idle speeds now, its called , Kali's Law, because of the 16 year old girl that was killed by a run away boat prop. I would rather use the kill switch than be the one responsible for a death.
Todd Richardson
Todd Richardson - 2 years ago
Thanks for the tips Gene! You are right about Ky Lake, It gets mean out here.

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Taliesin Angling
Taliesin Angling - 2 years ago
Twin cities pleasure boaters are dense gotta say, I was in a canoe fishing and a wakeboarding boat making max wakes drove 10 yards from me and I had to scramble to angle correctly to not flip.
broke a**fishing
broke a**fishing - 2 years ago
Seems like there would be more states that require boater safety courses, driving a boat could be more dangerous than driving a car of you don't know what your doing
XDXD XDXD
XDXD XDXD - 2 years ago
To bad harvest for walleye on that lake is closing on Sept 6.
mn fisherman
mn fisherman - 2 years ago
Thanks Gene for the reminders. I haven't been on the water much the last couple of years so I forgotten some of your tips.
Jaicob Flores
Jaicob Flores - 2 years ago
Well looks like im going to apply for a loan
James Cox
James Cox - 2 years ago
Always the right video at the right time! I’m looking to get into fishing from a boat. I’m actively pricing option and AlumaCraft is on my radar because of you. New to bass fishing as well. Keep it up! You videos are a huge help!
Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen - 2 years ago
Almost hit by a $200k boat in 2ft of water. Minnetonka comes to mind.
Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen - 2 years ago
@Flukemasterhaha sad! That the lake I fish mostly. Welcome to Minnesota. Love the videos.
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
That's where I was. LOL
Steve Kindt
Steve Kindt - 2 years ago
Welcome to Minnesota. Mille Lacs has been great for smallmouth lately
Tim Gallagher
Tim Gallagher - 2 years ago
Thanks!!! I am about to buy my first boat and needed a good video to learn from!!  et you at the Bass University this past year.
Phantom Fishing
Phantom Fishing - 2 years ago
Whistle or air horn, 100’ of rope, throw cushion, kill switch lanyard, battery terminal covers, batteries strapped down, safety plaque with horsepower limit and weight limit, lights at night, 1 life preserver per person, pack of Oreo cookies. Illinois
Steve Story
Steve Story - 2 years ago
Great vid!! What sub 7ft med power Fast action spinning rod and reel would you recommend I have about $250 to spend? A couple different options would be great if you have them. Thanks for all the great videos.
ICYAngler
ICYAngler - 2 years ago
We have a lake here where it gets white capped all the time. One of my scariest time was when the wind picked up and we were got caught in a 24mph wind about 2 miles away from the dock. Literally we did at least 5-6 nose dive at least, going back. We were soaked wet. When the waves came, we literally saw all sky...then all water. That lake is horrible....but fishing is awesome! haha.
Iowa Bassman
Iowa Bassman - 2 years ago
Sounds like Okoboji in Iowa, lol!
richard tinsley
richard tinsley - 2 years ago
Question: should I leave the plug in my boat all the time or add and remove before and after use on the water? If I leave it in what harm would it do?
richard tinsley
richard tinsley - 2 years ago
@Flukemaster good point... thanks for the info!
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
Take it out after each trip. It prevents a lot of negative things happening to your baot and it prevents the spread of some invasive species from being transported from one lake to another. It's a serious crime in some states to travel with your pluck in the boat as well.
Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou - 2 years ago
Buying my first boat this weekend. Perfect timing.
D Goody
D Goody - 2 years ago
been looking forward to a video like this
SolidRock Outdoors
SolidRock Outdoors - 2 years ago
Where did you buy the boom pole I wanna buy one or make one!
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
T.H. Marine's website carries it.
Phantom Fishing
Phantom Fishing - 2 years ago
Solid Rock Outdoors I think Yolotek
weekend warriors
weekend warriors - 2 years ago
Great video, thank you for the info
Alex Brooks
Alex Brooks - 2 years ago
Great video
Errol Kama
Errol Kama - 2 years ago
Oh Ryan, makes me sad every time I hear about him or see him in a video.
Jessica Eaton
Jessica Eaton - 2 years ago
Thanks for making a video on this gene there really isn't enough content on this subject for new or inexperienced boat owners needs to be more info out there

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Andy D
Andy D - 2 years ago
Its retarded boat safety classes arent required
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
I totally agree
Paul Layden
Paul Layden - 2 years ago
Great vid Gene....kinda shocking that some US states don't require a boat safety course....it is required in Canada. Education does not stop some people from being complete ignorant morons though! cheers.
beachin bbq
beachin bbq - 2 years ago
Input talons on my boat it caused all kinds of problems with getting on plane at first
Flukemaster
Flukemaster - 2 years ago
Talons are pretty heavy
Adrian Warfield
Adrian Warfield - 2 years ago
Came at the perfect time just got my first boat a ranger 185 vs will take all of the other tips I can get!
MW Fisherman
MW Fisherman - 2 years ago
Hopefully the people in my town watch this!! Some of the worst boat drivers ever, this would totally help them!
The one and only carson
The one and only carson - 2 years ago
Hey
ParkHee
ParkHee - 2 years ago
You’re awesome!,!

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