6 Tips to Maintain your Vessel

There are more than a quarter of a million registered boats in Queensland… and that’s largely thanks to the Sunshine State’s enviable weather.

While most vessels do get a regular run, there are some boaties who don’t launch as often as they’d like.

So, when that perfect day pops up, you need to make sure everything is in ship-shape order.

Here’s a handy check-list:

  • Make sure bungs are in place or it can be a short, damp trip!
  • Have a pre-launch routine that includes checking over your trailer before you arrive at the boat ramp.
  • Ensure you have all the safety gear you need on board and that’s it all in working order.
  • Can you detect any smell of fuel? That could indicate a potential fire danger.
  • Likewise, water in the fuel will give you problems and old fuel, left in the tank for a long time, can go stale, affecting the efficiency of your engine.
  • Before the boating season starts, get a qualified mechanic to check over the entire vessel

In fact, it’s a good idea to give your boat the once-over for problems before every trip out on the water!

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