Boat Maintenance for critical systems
Boat maintenance saves time and money. An over-heated engine repair can cost thousands, because of $50 water pump! Let’s face it, we don’t have much time for leisure so why ruin a great boating day with failures that are preventable!
Regular seasonal inspection and service can prevent most major failures!
Don’t leave critical systems to chance when you need them. Routine maintenance for a boat is probably more important than car maintenance. If you break down on the water you have very few options for getting home and all of them are costly. We take the time to thoroughly inspect all the critical systems and recommend necessary repairs. It’s a good idea to replace water pumps EVERY year. If you used your boat a few hours or a few hundred, water pump vanes become brittle and break. Many times the pieces end up in the cooling system!
Keep a maintenance log! It is important to keep a good history of the repairs and maintenance for your boat.
Yearly maintenance should include thorough inspection and/or repair of the following:
- Engine(s): compression, water intrusion, ignition
- Drive unit: lubrication, gear movement
- Electrical system: lighting, wire & connections, batteries, charging
- Electronics: GPS, marine radio, sonar, audio equipment
- Plumbing: bilge pump(s), head, fresh and raw water system, live well
- Cooling: raw water cooling pump, heat exchanger, thermostat, hoses, manifolds & risers
- AC/DC generator and/or inverter, if equipped
- Trailer: lights, brakes, tires, structural integrity
- Safety equipment: PFDs (life jackets), EPIRB, anchor & line,