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General Boat & Outboard Service
Keep your boat running as strong as it's first hour on the water.
Proper maintenance is the key to enjoying your investment for many years to come.
Of course we perform regular oil changes, tune-ups and overhauls for almost all makes and models. But are you aware of how often these services should be performed and what items should be checked, replaced or maintained?
Here is the service you should be performing Yearly
Yearly Spring Service
We call this our "Spring Service" as that's the most common time of year to have this service performed. It is really important to do a thorough job and most of this work is best done by an authorized service technician.
Yearly Spring Service Includes:
- Impeller Change, inspection
- Tune Up if not done @ Winterization
- Zinc Replacements
- Bottom and Outdrive Painting
- Clean the Fuel System (debris will have built up over the winter)
- Maintain Battery Charge
- Safety Inspection (bilge pumps, lights, blower motors)
- Quality Wash & Waxing
Performing winterization service on your boat will save you hundreds of dollars in future repair bills! Plus, you will prolong your boat's life, maintain the boat's value and be sure your boat will be ready to go next season.
Winterization Service Includes:
- Oil Change
- Stabilizing the fuel that remains in the tank
- Circulating the stabilizer throughout the fuel system
- Fogging the cylinder (coats cylinder walls to prevent rust)
- Draining all water from the engine to prevent any possibility of freezing
- Disconnecting the Batteries (We do recommend that boat owners invest in a battery tender or minder or leave it here on our charger, to prolong battery life)
- One more tip: Make sure the fuel tank is almost full of fuel before storing to prevent condensation from forming in the tank. This can cause major fuel system problems in the future.
Yes, we know it might sound funny, but shrink wrapping you boat before storing it for the winter is a great idea.
Every 100 Hours You should have a tune-up!
This is what should be done every 100 hours you put on your boat:
- Flushing the out drive with fresh fluid
- Remove and replace the impeller
- Oil and filter change
- Replace the water fuel separator
- Replace the Fuel Filter
- Remove and replace the spark plugs
- Replace the cap, rotor and points as needed
- Trailer Service