-Keep your investment clean. You put a great deal of time and money into your boat. Keep it looking good and lasting longer with quality products located in our accessories department.
-Check oil regularly for level(s), discoloration, and odor.
-Engine Oil and Gear Lube should be changed regularly (every season typically when your boat is winterized) using only OEM oil. DO NOT USE motor oil recommended for automotive use! We recommend Mercury or Quicksilver Products.
-Check your battery. This should be fully charged before use. Nobody likes a boat that won’t start.
-Check all lights i.e.: Navigational lights, Stern light, trailer lights, as well as the lights on the tow vehicle.
-Electrical components should be in good working order. (Bilge pump, horn, blower….)
-Make sure you have enough fuel in the boat. It is always cheaper to fuel up on land vs. on the water!
Check your propeller for damage or debris caught in it. Also make sure the nut is tight and your prop is secure.
-If you are unsure of any arising issues, bring your boat in to our Master Certified Technicians and we can help you get back on the water.
-All people on the boat will need United States Coast Guard approved life jackets rated for them. There are many options for life jackets based on size. Children cannot wear life jackets rated for adults and vice versa.
-You must have a throwing device. (Life ring or throwable cushion)
-You must have a horn/whistle or U.S.C.G. approved noise making device.
-Fire extinguisher must be charged and available on the vessel
-Flare kit (Depending on what body of water you are boating in)
Additional items that may come in handy: Mooring lines, Anchor with line, Fenders/Bumpers, Oar/Paddle, Bailing bucket, Dock pole, Spot light, Sun Screen, Bottled water, Towels, and anything you prefer to make your boating experience more enjoyable!