1. Biofouling: Did you apply two coats of good antifouling bottom paint? These boats are continually wet and barnacles will grow up on the sides, slowing your boat down. We suggest you use bottom paint right up to the deck level. Do this just before launching because most bottom paints are soft, don’t dry out very well and are messy. Don’t forget to thoroughly sand the boat before painting.  Most importantly, be sure to use environmentally friendly antifouling paint.
  2. Deck Plate: Is the deck plate cover screwed down tightly and is the little black rubber washer or “0 ring in place to ensure its water tight?
  3. GPS: Check to make sure your GPS is functioning properly before launching. Is your boat posted on our website and have you told us about your plans?
  4. Boat Page: Did you send us photographs and a write up on your boat so we can post your boat to the website?
  5. Launch Site: Are you confident about your launch site? Are you launching it where it should make a nice long voyage to perhaps contentment?  Check with us or some another professional who knows the currents and winds in your area before having your boat re-launched. Don’t forget re-launching your boat in the same spot she came ashore seldom works!