Hi to all,
Thanks for all of that good information Bonefish41. I think I will build on some of your information.
1. With two to the boat you need to work out how you are going to switch off before you get out there. It will save some hard feelings if you both understand the rules. It doesn't matter how you want to do it but you both have to agree that is the way its going to be. At the end of the day you should talk about how it went and if there should be any changes. It can be really hard to work this out on the water. .
2. The alcohol wipes for your glasses. Go to a pharmacy in a hospital and buy the big 2"x2" pads. They are better than the small pads used when giving you a shot. Buy a box because everyone in your group will want some.
3. Bone's comment about drinking water is right on. The worst to drink are sodas.
4. Line management will be the hardest thing you will have to learn. In the boat you need to know how to stack the line on the deck so you don't get your line tangled. You have two things to consider. The line you strip off of the reel and the line you strip in on the retrieve. You can't retrieve line and then strip line from the reel on top of the other line. Just remember the line you shoot has to be on top.