Summer is around the corner and preparing your boat for the warm, exciting days to come is surely on your mind. Below, are some of the summer boat maintenance tips to do before you hit the water this summer! TNT Custom Marine provides the best maintenance, rigging, and service in the industry. Look no further for your needs and contact us at 305-944-2118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer, at least for most boaters, is a time when you’ll want to be using your boat as much as possible—not maintaining it, or getting involved in major projects. Still, big jobs that involve paint, fiberglass, gel-coat, or other structural work require warm temperatures. So summer can be the right time to do bottom painting or hull work, especially if you’re planning on hiring the workout. Boatyards and boat shops that are backed up in the spring are often looking for work during the doldrums of summer and that means you may be able to save some bucks with discounted rates.
Otherwise, beyond basic engine maintenance (like checking the oil and filters and performing changes at the manufacturer recommended periods) summer is a season of maintaining the cleaning and polishing you’ve done during all the other season. Some of the basics:
- Make sure you wash down your boat after every use. This will help brightwork, gel coat and paint finishes last longer.
- Rinse and flush your sanitation system with clean water from the dock a few times each season (it helps prevent odors from building up).
- Scrub your bilges now and again. Performing little jobs like this as a matter of routine a piece at a time will help ensure you won’t have a huge mess on your hands come winter when it’s time to put your boat away.