Category Archives: Boat Preparation

Before Storing Your Boat

Before Storing Your Boat

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.

Boat in florida watersBattery – remove the battery from the boat and store it in a dry place for the winter season if you’re not planning on using the boat for a few months.

Drain – it’s important to drain your boat of any excess water that may be sitting on the boat. You don’t want any water to be sitting on the boat for several months while not using it.

Gas – a good idea is to top off the tank with gas, add a stabilizer to prevent any buildup, and run the engine for 15 minutes.

Repairs – always check the entire boat in case of any repairs need to be done. If your hull has any damage from the sun, water, wear and tear, or anything else, repair it, so that you don’t have to when you’re ready to take it out for the season. Any other repairs needed should be done before storing the boat. This will be less stressful when the summer rolls around.

Trailer – do a quick check of your boat trailer to make sure all the lights work. Also, make sure there’s no corrosion.

Benefits of Maintenance

The ultimate benefit of checking your boat before storing it for the winter season is that it won’t cause you a headache when you want to take it out for the summer season. Doing a maintenance checkup before will save you money in the future and eliminate any major problems in the next few months.

Triangle Marine Center

At Triangle Marine Center, we have been serving Lake County and the surrounding Central Florida area since 1973. We have been providing local residents with the finest quality boats, accessories, and services. For all your boating needs, please contact Triangle Marine Center at 352-343-6146 today!

 

 

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

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…

Boating ATONS

Boating ATONS

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…

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…

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…

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

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…