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05/09/2016

How to Prepare Your Boat for the Water This Spring

As the weather gets warmer, boating season is just around the corner. If you're already making plans for your next fishing trip or day out on the water, don't forget to prepare your boat first. Spring preparation will be much easier if you took the proper steps to store your boat over winter. However, if you didn't store your boat, Nortoil LLC in Winter Haven can still help you prepare it for spring.

Start With the Exterior

The easiest way to start preparing your boat for spring is by tackling its exterior first. Check its cover for holes where moisture and dirt may have gotten in. Repair the cover for future use and give it a good cleaning. Next, wash your boat's exterior using a mild detergent. Once your boat is clean, you will be better able to detect chips, scratches, and blisters on its exterior. Small nicks and scratches can be taken care of easily, but larger issues should be handled professionally to ensure your boat will be at its best. Don't forget to clean the drains and test them to be sure they're functioning properly. Check all the rivets looking out for loose parts that need to be tightened. Once everything is looking good, protect your boat with a layer of wax. Whether you choose to use a liquid wax or a paste wax, keep in mind that a coat of wax will protect your boat from UV rays, help seal small cracks, and make your boat look nicer and move faster in the water.

Take Care of the Interior

Once the exterior has been taken care of, it's time to step inside. Give the inside a thorough clean to remove dirt and debris that may have gotten in during the winter. Vacuum carpeted areas and use a wood sealer to protect wooden areas in your boat. As you clean, also declutter and organize the contents inside. Store items in their proper place to prevent tripping hazards. Check on your safety gear, ensuring you have life jackets, a first aid kit, and fire extinguishers ready to go. Don't forget to check rails, ladders and swim platforms. As you prepare your boat for spring water, don't forget to give it a  full synthetic oil change in Winter Haven. AMSOIL has a full range of synthetic oil for just about any engine in your life. Contact Nortoil LLC in Winter Haven to find the right AMSOIL synthetic oil for all of your prized possessions. Contact us at (863) 698- 1150 for more information about our products and for the best synthetic oil specials and deals.

Get the Engine Ready to Go

One of the most important components that should be maintained and tested is the engine. Start by changing the engine oil and oil filter. Most people find this process to be a bit messy and time-consuming, especially if they don't have much experience doing it. Whether you decide to do it on your own or have it done professionally, be sure to consider using a synthetic oil for better engine protection this boating season. You can also ask for an oil analysis that can help you understand your engine's health. Also, don't forget to check and clean the spark plugs. If you didn't perform maintenance on your boat this past winter, you might need to change them altogether.

Inspect the Electrical Parts

As you go through your boat inspecting its different systems and parts, don't skip its electrical parts. Tighten loose wires and check them for fraying. Corrosion on wires and fraying are bad signs that can make things unsafe. They should both be repaired before heading out on a boat adventure. Don't forget to charge your battery and test it to ensure it can hold a charge. This simple tip will help you avoid being left stranded in the water because your battery ran out.

Take Care of Belts and Hoses

We know, there are a lot of hoses on most boats, but they should all be checked for your safety and your boat's health. Hoses that are damaged or cracked should be replaced in order to avoid leaks and larger issues for your boat down the line. Check your belts for damage as well. It may be a good idea to carry a couple of replacements onboard just in case. Check your owner's manual to help you set your belts at the right tension.

Synthetic Oil Change in Winter Haven

Don't take your boat out on the water before giving it a synthetic oil change in Winter Haven. Contact Nortoil LLC in Winter Haven for the best synthetic oil deals and specials in Winter HavenBrowse our products comfortably from your home by visiting our online shop. Call us at (863) 698- 1150 for more information or to place an order.
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