Im new here as well, as you can see by the amount of threads ive started in the last few weeks. I got mine for $100, guy just wanted it of his yard. I was happy to help
So far what ive picked up is:
Check all the rigging for corosion and frays. Replace them if you find any.
If youre tramp is tight, great, if not get it super tight. Theres some great tips on here for that.
I set mine up in the yard, made sure everything was there, and then bought some spare fasteners.
I went ahead and replaced most of the ropes, cost about $75, but it was worth it, they had used old clothesline, which didnt thrill me.
Use the search function and just read everything you can about what you need to know.
I was constantly questioning everything in my mind, but once i got it to the lake, everything became alot clearer.
Im sure you will have a blast, i cant get enough of it!!!!