Summer is right around the corner and if you kept your boat in tip-top shape last summer you should be able to launch without too much concern. Boats provide hours and hours of recreational fun but they have to be properly maintained to ensure longevity and performance. Keep these tips in mind when caring for your boat.
Before you launch your boat, you need a pre-launch checklist. It’s easier to fix or replace parts prior to getting in the water. Stern drive and outboard boats have propellers. Each time you launch the boat, check the propeller to ensure it works properly. Several times through the year, thoroughly inspect by taking the propeller off. Fishing line left in the water can wrap around the propeller shaft causing problems for the gear case. A dealer can inspect the gear case for leaks. Replacement marine parts are generally easy to come by … Read More