Summertime is a time to have fun, get out on the water, and enjoy the longer days. When the sun comes out to play, if you live by water, then you likely want to get out on a boat. If you already own a boat, then there are some easy ways to make sure your boat is running strong all season long. Follow our tips so you can prep your boat and enjoy it this summer.
- The first thing you should do is de-winterize your boat. If you did not winterize your boat before the cold weather hit, you may have some bigger issues to worry about. However, if you did winterize your boat, be sure to de-winterize it.
- Get a tune up. Once you have de-winterized your boat, be sure to get a tune up. As a rule of thumb, you should get a tune up once per year. If you make it a habit to do it before it starts getting too hot outside, then you will be more likely to get it done. Plus, once you get a tune up, your boat will run better and even last many more years.
- Check your life jackets and fire extinguishers. No one wants to actually use these, and we hope you don’t, but you do want them to be functional if you do ever need them. You should check your fire extinguishers once a year as well so this is the perfect time. Check all of your safety supplies while you are at it!
Don’t forget to make sure you are insured! If you want to take a look at your current boat policy or even explore a new one, please contact us at Jeff Hutchison Insurance Services for more assistance.