Summer is approaching and time is running out to get your boat ready for fun in the sun.
(TRAVPR.COM)CA - May 26th, 2012 - With the summer months not far off, there is no better time than now to prepare your boatfor the new season. To get the most out of the summer boating season, there are important stepsboat owners should consider. To properly prepare your boat for the summer months, it is notenough to merely charge the vessel’s battery and put fuel in the tank. To ensure a long life foryour boat, attention to detail is required.
To begin, the most important steps have to do with engine maintenance. Before youset out on the water, an oil change is needed to replenish the lubricating fluids in your engine.Checking and/or replacing your vessel’s water pump impeller is also a good idea. Water pumpimpellers for boats are often made of rubber and during winterization they have a tendency to dryout and crack; going out on the water with a faulty impeller could cause the engine to overheat.
Another pre-summer maintenance tip would be to check your boat’s fuel/water separator andreplace the filter if necessary. The fuel/water separator is a filter that prevents water fromcontaminating the fuel supply; to prevent breakdowns and boost your engine’s performance,the fuel/water separator should be replaced once a year. To make pre-season maintenanceeasier, a 100-hour service is recommended to ensure the boat’s engine is in working order andis properly tuned. A typical 100-hour service includes replacing the sparkplugs, an oil change,and inspection of the water pump, fuel/water separator, fluid levels, belts, and hoses. You shouldalso, in the pre-summer maintenance, check out your trailer. Make sure the tires are in goodshape and everything is in good running order.
These pre-season boating preparations may seem overwhelming without the right toolsand advise. Boatmasters, a complete marine service provider in Livermore, California, has beenoffering quality marine parts, accessories, and services since 1990. The skilled technicians andservice professionals at Boatmasters are happy to assist you with all of your boating seasonneeds. Their 1.5-acre facility features a service center, in-door and out-door storage, a partsdepartment and showroom. Boatmasters is the #1 Mercury Dealer in the Western Regionand offers thousands of marine parts and products. In addition, Boatmasters now carries newMercury & Mercury Racing apparel in the way of t-shirts, hats, shorts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.
For more information on pre-season boat maintenance, parts, service, and accessories please call(925) 443-5775 or visit boatmasters.com.
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