Summer is just around the corner… Hurrah! So it’s time to think about preparing your boats and trailers for the season. In this article, we thought we’d share some tips on how we can help you enjoy your Marlborough Sounds boating this season. Read on for all the details.
We can help you enjoy your Marlborough Sounds Boating this summer.
Now is an excellent time to prepare boats and trailers for a summer of fun and, more importantly, safe boating!
Don’t leave your checks to the last minute. Local businesses are super busy over the summer holidays, so avoid delays or missing out by ensuring everything is shipshape (pun intended) now! Nothing is worse than arriving for your well-earned holidays and not getting out on the water due to disrepair or breakdowns.
A few essential checks:
Anodes play an essential role in boat maintenance. They are designed to stop galvanic corrosion from occurring and destroying the metals on your boat’s hull. You should generally replace these once a year, and the start of summer is a good time to diary this annual maintenance.
It’s also a good time of year to visually inspect your boat for scratches and dents and look inside the boat for water leaks.
Run your engines, check your safety equipment and ensure your services are up to date.
Check for wear and tear on your trailers; nobody wants to end up with a broken trailer and your boat sailing along the road instead of the Sounds!
It’s always a good idea to carry spare parts in your summer emergency kits and we can help with that.
- Our retail store hosts an extensive range of fittings and fastenings in Stainless and Zinc plated high-tensile steel in metric and imperial sizes.
- We can help you with filters, oil and hoses.
- We also carry a large range of CRC products.
Our Top Tips to help you enjoy a summer of fun on the water:
Once your boat is shipshape. Keep an eye on the weather! Windy is a great app that keeps you updated on wind conditions.
Know your boating rules. Wear your life jackets and be patient! This a great but simple resource for safe boating.
If you’re out with a crowd (and especially when some are unfamiliar with boating), it’s a good idea to run through a short safety briefing before starting your engines or setting sail. Make sure everybody knows where the safety items are located and what the trip plan is.
The Marlborough Sounds is a busy place in Summer, and none of us wants to see unhappy stressed-out boaties! Do call us if your boat or trailer needs some work over the summer holidays, and we can help you get back on the water. Above all, enjoy your Marlborough sounds boating and our piece of paradise.