What is the recommended maintenance for a boat with an outboard motor?
Follow the service schedule outlined in your marine engine owner’s manual. Most outboard motors require basic service every 100 hours or annually.
What is the recommended maintenance for a boat with a sterndrive or inboard engine?
This will vary depending on the specific engine and drive system. It is best to check with the manufacturer and follow their specific recommendations. We recommend a basic service every 100 hours or annually.
When does a boat need a major service?
All service intervals on boats depend upon usage, but a major boat service should be performed at least every 3 years.
When should a boat trailer be serviced?
We recommend boat trailers be serviced annually to prevent breakdowns and safety problems on the road. All basic and major boat services also include inspection of your boat trailer. We will inform you of any problems that require rectification.
Why do boat engines require maintenance?
All engines of any type require maintenance to one degree or another, and boat engines work harder because they are often run at high RPM for extended periods of time.
What maintenance is necessary on a boat?
Engine, drive system, fuel and electrical systems, plumbing, moving parts, hull and topsides, canvas and upholstery all need to be maintained on a boat.
How much boat damage is due to poor maintenance?
Looking at a five-year-old boat that has been cared for versus one that wasn’t washed and maintained you can see an obvious difference. Even worse are the engine problems that accompany a lack of maintenance.