There are an estimated 10 million Americans that use boats and trailers each year. It is not unusual for the trailers to go years without good quality inspections or preventative maintenance. More often than not, owners are merely reactive to issues, as they arise. In 2020 alone, nearly 10,000 calls were received for boat trailer roadside assistance issues. The number of roadside assistance cases can be drastically lowered if owners would perform some basic preventative maintenance measures to ensure the lifespan… Read Full Article →
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Boating season is now in full swing. You may have taken your beloved boat out for the first time already or have that on the calendar in the coming days. If you notice a bit of damage that you did not see at the end of last season, or need painting… Read Full Article →
The fall months are full of boat owners working to moor up or bring their boats in for the season. Many will simply trailer their boat, cover it, and leave it until the weather begins to warm up again next season. The best thing to do however, is to thoroughly inspect your boat structurally to ensure that any damages are taken care of, as the off-season is the best time to get any repair work or restoration done.
First off, inspect your trailer thoroughly: Many boat owners just assume that their trailer is fine and free of defects. They pull their boat out of the water and plan to trailer their boat all winter long. What happens if one of the tires is dry-rotted… Read Full Article →
Pontoon boats can be among the most popular ways to relax on the water, as pontoons offer more carrying capacity than any other boat of similar size. This means you can have all your family and friends aboard at one time! It’s no wonder that making the decision to buy one can be a little intimidating. There is a vast array of styles and floor plans to choose from and many features that can make choosing the right one for you, a bit overwhelming. Even when you think you’ve found just the right one, a very common question becomes, “When’s the best time to make that purchase?”… Read Full Article →
As the temperatures begin to drop and the nights get longer, the fall season begins to settle in. Some boat owners remain out on the water still, while many use this time to bring their boat out of the water and begin to get it ready for winter storage. One of the most popular questions we get as to storage is where to keep it when you’re not using it. There are several options, and which you decide upon will likely be based on several factors. Budget, convenience, and availability are some of the main considerations when choosing the storage site. Looking to have you boat shrink wraped and stored… Read Full Article →