Whether you are a fisherman or any other kind of lake-goer, it’s important to maintain your rig so that you will never have to think about fixing something in the middle of an adventure.
Maintaining your own boat likely means that you will become very familiar with marine plumbing parts supplies and all things related to fixing a boat. With that, here are a few easy tips to help you keep your boat running strong for years to come.
Keep Up With Cleaning
Often cleaning your boat regularly will help prevent a lot of issues down the road. On top of preventing the spread of invasive species, you can rest easy knowing that nothing gross or harmful is sticking to your boat and causing it to degrade faster. Make sure to clean up the motor well too, since a dirty engine can reduce fuel economy significantly.
Store It Right
If you are like most folks, you probably don’t use your boat year-round. This means that you will need to keep your boat safe and clean and out of the weather when it comes time to stash it for the season. If you store your boat inside (which is the best option), outdoors, or on the water, the best way to make sure it runs smoothly is to do a full service on all the parts that the manufacturer recommends.
Keeping with the theme of maintenance, keeping your boat well-greased and running means that you will constantly be looking after it. Make sure you have fuel, that the engine mount screws are tight, and that your propeller is clear of debris each time you use it.
These tips will certainly keep your boat running smoothly for years to come, and with a little work every time you use it, it will just get easier and easier.