Category: Boat Preparation

What Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Boat?

cleaning boat on a regular basis

Owning a boat comes with great responsibility. You have to keep up with maintenance and cleaning, or else your wallet may take a beating if you don’t. Triangle Marine Center provides regular boat maintenance for Central Florida boaters. When You Don’t Wash When you choose not to wash and clean your boat after every trip… Read more »

Before Storing Your Boat

Boat in florida waters

Before you put your boat away for the season, it’s important to know what to do before you put it in storage. There are some maintenance tips you may need to know before you let it sit in storage for a few months. Battery – remove the battery from the boat and store it in… Read more »

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

boat preperation for hurrican season in central Florida

As hurricanes start to get worse each year, damage to homes and other property can be devastating to us. In Central Florida, hurricanes can still be dangerous because of the strong winds the arise entering the coast. Once a hurricane touches down on land, it tends to get weaker, but for extremely powerful ones, damage… Read more »

Safe Boating Tips This Summer

Safe boating tips for summer

Boating is a great summer activity, but it also can be dangerous if you’re not cautious. You can still have a blast while staying safe on a boat, and we want you to make sure you know these tips on how to stay safe while boating this summer. Life Jackets and Float Devices – It… Read more »

Must Have Accessories for Your Boat

boating accessories needed on boat

Boating is a great summer activity, but it’s always good to know what accessories you must have on board for when you go out into the open waters. There are some things you have to keep on your boat at all times, and there are some things that you should consider leaving on your boat… Read more »

Maintenance Tips for Your Boat

Maintaining your boat regularly

It’s always good to be reminded of tips on maintaining the condition of your boat. You never want to overlook any problems with your boat because when you want to go out for a ride, you may have some issues that will stop you from enjoying the open waters. Here Are Some Things to Check… Read more »

What to Know About the Marina Patrol

Marina Patrol in Florida - Traingle Marine Center

It’s a beautiful summer day out on the lake.  The water is warm and calm, and you are itching to get out on your boat for a nice cruise.  You gather you friends and head to the dock all buzzing with excitement.  But, don’t forget the Marina Patrol.  While they are there to ensure everyone’s… Read more »

Boating ATONS

Florida pontoon boating

There are many boating compliance signs that are easy to read and straight forward, such as ‘slow, no wake’, ‘private dock, no trespassing’ or ‘keep out of pond, no swimming, fishing or boating’.  Some of these signs are available to the public for purchase. However, there are also boating signals referred to as Aids to… Read more »

Must-Have Boating Accessories

Must-Have Boating Accessories

As a navigator of the open water, you bear a huge responsibility to both yourself and your crew. This is why you’ll need to be prepared for any type of situation. Here is a list of boating accessories you should keep on your boat at all times to ensure the safety of your crew. Safety… Read more »

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

If you’ve just gotten proper licensing and certification to steer a boat, you’re probably pretty eager to set sail. But remember, you’re sharing the open waters with other enthusiastic boaters, some more experienced than you. Stay ahead of the game by practicing these boating etiquette tips that will guarantee a safe and happy trip for… Read more »

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Hurricane in the Ocean

Hurricanes have, unfortunately, presented big problems for homeowners throughout the state of Florida this year. They have also caused trouble for boat owners who have been forced to deal with flooded boats and all of the many issues that come along with them. If your boat was flooded by one of the hurricanes that hit… Read more »

Latest Boating Tips from the US Coast Guard

Safe Boating Practices

For a lot of the United States, summer has come to a close. With brisk temperatures, many boaters are docking for the season. If you live in a state with warm fall temperatures, boating season is still in full-swing and it’s important to practice safety. The US Coast Guard recently reminded boaters of some important… Read more »

Know Your Tow: Five Tips for Towing Your Boat

If you are new to towing, then you may feel overwhelmed with the idea of dragging that huge boat behind your vehicle, but fear not: the process is simpler than it seems. Heed these five easy steps and you’ll have no problem towing your boat with confidence. Do a Light Check Some of the most… Read more »

How Often Should You Change Your Engine Oil Filters?

There is a lot of maintenance that you will need to do if you own a boat, and one of the most important things that needs to be done regularly is familiar to any car owner as well – changing your oil and oil filter. Like any other vehicle, a boat relies on oil to… Read more »

Boats and Horsepower: How HP Translates to the Water

Boats and Horsepower

When most people hear the word “horsepower,” they associate it with cars and think about how horsepower plays a key role in how fast they can go. In general, the higher the horsepower a car has, the more power it will have and the faster it will be able to drive. Horsepower is something that… Read more »

Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Hurricane Florida

Here in Florida, we know that hurricanes happen and when they do, proper preparedness is essential. When the 100-plus MPH winds start blowing and debris is being thrown around, the last thing you want to think about whether or not your boat is safe. Luckily, you can save yourself the stress by acting now and… Read more »

Florida Vacation Fishing Trip Tips

Florida Vacation Fishing Trip Tips

Vacation fishing trips make for memorable experiences. You get to go to a new part of the world, enjoy your favorite relaxing hobby and spend time with your family or friends. If and when you start planning your next fishing trip to Florida, not everyone has the luxury of owning their own marine vehicle or… Read more »

Preparing Your Boat for Summer

Preparing Your Boat for Summer

Summer boating fun is almost here! Late spring is the ideal time to prep your beauty for the upcoming season. The general rule of thumb is to prep your boat before Memorial Day, which often marks the first summer party of the year. Follow our guide below to get everything fun, safe, and ready for… Read more »