Summer is here and it is time to get your boat ready for the upcoming season. Summer weather is here and it’s time to get the boat ready for the water. If you have not purchased a marine battery in a while you will find a lot more options such as; Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) and Lithium (Li NMC) Batteries, deep cycle, dual purpose, and starting batteries.
Make sure to get the batteries needed for your purpose whether it be starting the boat or running electronics/appliances. The right size and number of batteries will ensure your battery’s performance and longevity. It will also make for an enjoyable day on the water, there is nothing worse than a dead battery when you need it.
If you have not checked your fuel filter in a while, now would be the time rather than when you have a boat full of people out on the water. The fuel filter is responsible for keeping harmful materials from entering your fuel system causing you to incur large expenses. A poor fuel filter can literally cost you hundreds of dollars and a day or two on the water! A fuel filter is relatively inexpensive and can be replaced by yourself or a service professional.
When it comes to keeping your boat looking its best, keep a good coat of marine wax on the hull, and all of the top sides! Make sure you choose one that is specifically designed for marine use so that it can give you the longest shine! With the proper care and maintenance, you and your boat will be enjoying the summer weather and you will be safe and happy knowing that your boat is ready to go with a little bit of basic maintenance!