The calendar says it’s almost spring yet the 40 degree temps make it seem like a distant dream. As we just entered the month of April, its time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance. So, if you ask yourself,
“do I need to perform boat maintenance?” or
“where do I start?”
this article is for you.
To answer the question:
“Do I need to perform boat maintenance?” The answer is yes. Some simple chores done now and throughout the year can save you down time and repair bills down the road. Review the owner’s manual for your motor to see what needs to be done.
“Where do I start?”
You have two choices
1) You are a do-it-yourselfer and like to get your hands dirty and enjoy the challenge of understanding the ins & outs of boat spring maintenance OR
2) You prefer bringing your boat in for service and sitting back and letting the experts handle it. The good news is that US Boatworks has you covered no matter which option you choose.
For the do-it-yourselfer, we stock boat parts, oil, filters, lube – everything you need to get your boat in tip top shape. We provide only Mercury, Evinrude or Volvo brand name oils that are recommended by your manufacturer. Don’t be fooled by the cheaper auto oils and lubes. Over time, you motor’s performance will suffer.
Should you need to order boat parts for your outboard or sterndrive, our on-line engine selector shows engine diagrams/microfische with the corresponding part names. You can even add parts you need to a shopping cart if you desire. If you are not certain of what you need, call or email parts department for friendly help with your purchase.
For the boat owner that would rather relax and let us do the work, bring your boat in for your spring checkup soon. We will look over your boat motor and make sure your precious time out on the water is maximized with fun. Plan on enjoying hours of worry free time on the lake by allowing the experts do the work. Our mechanics attend several weeks of manufacturer training every winter so rest assured they are experts in their field and care about each and every boat they service. Feel free to check our on-line reviews for further evidence that you will be in good hands by choosing US Boatworks for Kansas City boat repair and service.
We hope you found these spring boat maintenance tips helpful. The team at US Boatworks is excited about the upcoming boating season and looks forward to keeping you out on the water all year.