De-winterizing Your Boat
Now that the warm spring temperatures are here, it is the perfect time to pull your boat out of storage and head out on the water. To ensure that you are ready for your first boat trip of the year, keep this spring check list in mind.
Check your fuel system for any damage or leaks, and pay attention for fuel connections, hoses, and the surfaces of the tank. Damaged fuel hoses will be brittle, soft, or show signs of cracking. If you find any issues, make sure to replace all the damaged components.
Make sure that the exhaust, engine, and ventilation systems are all working properly. Repair any problems before you head out on the water so that you do not get stranded. When you fill your boat up with gas, only use gas that has over 10 percent ethanol.
Check that all of your cables, hoses, and belts are ...