“So, how can boat owners prepare themselves for the summer fun?
Jeremy Crosby, owner of B&B Sports in Hutchinson, has a few steps boat owners can follow.
First, Crosby suggests customers check all the fluids and the engine itself.
These include checking the engine oil, the outdrive gear oil in the lower unit (where the propeller is) and charging the battery.
“Make sure that your battery is 100 percent full, make sure that your cables on the battery are tight, and then you’re going to want to check your air pressure in the tires of your trailer,” Crosby said. “You’re going to want to make sure that the trailer bearings are greased, and that you check all of the lights on your trailer just so you’re safe to pull it down the road.””
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When you bring your boat to a launch site, it’s always a good idea to run some tests to ensure everything is in working order. Pay attention to the sounds being made. Aside from the boat itself, it’s crucial that you inspect your boat trailer. Are the lights functioning properly? Have you inspected the hitch for any defects? You’ll want to cover all aspects from moving your boat from your residence to the launch site.
At Robbinsdale Marine, we not only service outboard engines, but also offer boat trailer repair. Call us at 763-533-0300 to learn more about the services we offer.