Caring for and maintaining your boat will protect your investment for years to come. ... A little bit of routine maintenance before your fun on the water will help avoid costly repairs in the future.
Newbury Park, Calif. (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
While summer is the ideal time for boating, before hitting the water there are a number of items boaters should double check. Boaters can save time and stay safe by doing some basic preventative maintenance on their equipment before raising sails or firing up the motors.
“Caring for and maintaining your boat will protect your investment for years to come,” said Thomas Uen, CEO of CeNano. “A little bit of routine maintenance before your fun on the water will help avoid costly repairs in the future.”
Uen recommended the following preparations prior to launch time.
1. Clean the Boat
Do a thorough cleaning of the boat, checking for cracks or questionable spots. Use a sealant like CeNano’s Nanotol on the hull and other surfaces. Applying Nanotol will help save time while scrubbing the boat during the season. Dirt and other impurities will simply be hosed off. When the boat is in the water, Nanotol helps reduce the number of microorganisms that attach to the hull.
2. Check Registration
Like automobiles, boats must be registered with the state. Make sure registration, licenses and decals are up to date.
3. Change the Oil
If the engine oil was not changed when the boat was put away for the season last year, take care of it before going out on the water. Also, be sure to change the oil filter and check the outdrive oil. The frequency of how often a boat needs an oil change varies by model, but a general recommendation is yearly or every 100 hours of operation.
4. Check Safety Equipment
Safety is critical when operating a boat. Check all of the safety equipment and make sure it is working correctly. Check the signaling devices for sound and make sure the distress signals are working properly. Inspect the life jackets for holes or tears. Make sure the lighting fixtures are working and have spare light bulbs on board. Replace any needed supplies in the first aid kit.
5. Check Engine and Perform Any Needed Maintenance
Certified engine mechanics can check the engine and make sure it is in good condition. Be sure to have the engine belt inspected and replaced if it is worn down.
6. Check Trailer
Finally, make sure the boat is able to reach the water by ensuring that the trailer works correctly. Check the tires and wheel bearings for any replacements that need to be made. Make sure the brake lights and turn signals work properly. Check the hitch, safety chains and wire ropes for needed repairs.
CeNano.net uses nanotechnology to produce a universal protective sealant for automobiles, boats, electronics, wood, glass and other materials. CeNano is committed to protecting the environment, and items sealed with the biodegradable product may be cleaned with a cloth and water. Nanotol sealant is safe for humans and repels water, dirt and oil. The product does not contain the harmful silicone, alcohol and organic solvents found in other cleaning supplies. Visit http://www.cenano.net/ to learn more.