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4 Tips for Caring for Your Boat During the Summer

Last updated 7 years ago

Boat maintenance is a year-round process. In order to maintain the longevity of your boat there are several things you should do on a regular or seasonal basis.

To learn how to conduct summer time maintenance on your boat, check out the following tips below. 

  1. Cover it Up: When you purchase a boat, it will most likely come with a cover Even during the summer, it is important to use this cover to protect your boat. If rain water enters the interior of your boat, then it could cause damage. Some boat owners even purchase an additional, larger cover to better protect the boat from intense sun that could cause the boat’s paint to fade.  
  2. Turn off the Battery: Although it is uncommon, boats can catch fire in the summer months because of electrical issues in the battery compartment. To avoid this, always turn the battery off when your boat is not in use. Also, check to make sure the battery is fully charged and clean.  
  3. Regular Cleanings: Wash the inside and outside of your boat regularly. This will make your boating trips more enjoyable and help prevent normal wear and tear. Wax the outside of your boat on occasion to protect it from the elements. Consider having a boat storage center conduct these regular cleanings for you.  
  4. Motor Maintenance: After every boating outing, flush your engine and check the fuel tank and clamps for rust, damage, or corrosion. Make sure your oil is full and the filtration system is clean. 


For more information on proper boat summer maintenance, stop by Boat Tree Marina. We are Orlando’s trusted location for boat sales, boat slips and boat rental. We always have affordable boat sales and a friendly staff to help you. Give us a call today at (888) 485-9883.


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