According to discoverboating.com, these 3 simple boat maintenance tips will help keep your boat in top, peak condition and could save you a lot of money in the long term:
- Wash Your Boat – This is by far the first and simple task that should be completed. Salt water will corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware. Plus, left on too long and it can mar your gelcoat. Simply use a long handled brush with soft bristles and car soap and water. By the way, how often should you wash your boat if it is in salt water? After every use.
- Change Your Oil – This goes without saying. Want a good engine? Then change the oil. Just like you change the oil in your car, your boat’s engine needs the oil changed on a regular basis as well. A good rule of thumb is for every 100 hours of use, have your oil changed. Don’t forget to use marine grade oil for your boat’s engine. Boat engines work a lot harder than car engines. Automotive oil simply will not protect your boat’s engine. Here at The Boat Yard, we can help with that!
- Check the Propeller – While missing paint is not an issue, even the smallest dent could cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel. A damaged prop can cause vibration and damage to bearings and seals.
Our staff at The Boat Yard (Eagle Maritime Services, Inc.) has over 20 years of boat repair experience. At The Boat Yard, no job is too small or too big. We are here to not only meet, but to exceed, your boating needs. At The Boat Yard, we are committed to helping you keep your boat in top condition so that you can enjoy hours and hours of boating fun!
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