From the category archives: Brooks-Waterburn Corp Insurance Protection Blog

4/17/2013 12:17 AM

Boat Pre-Launch Maintenance

It’s spring time! For millions of boaters that means it’s time to take their boats out of storage and put them in the water. Annual preparations and cleaning are necessary to help ensure the boats safety and also to prevent problems that could keep them off the water. Before your launch, here are some main areas of maintenance: Fuel System: Inspect the fuel system for damage or leaks. Signs of damage to fuel hoses include softness, brittleness or cracking. Replace components when necessary and make sure all fittings are secure. Don’t forget to check if the engine, exhaust and ventilation systems are working properly. Electrical System: Inspect all electrical connections and make sure they are fit properly and clean since corrosion is a sign that the connection may not be safe. Charge you battery and have it tested to ensure that it can hold a charge. Propellers and Hulls: Inspect propellers for any dings, cracks or distortion. Make sure it is secured and replace bearings when needed. Dama ...

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