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Monthly Archive: May 2017

Keeping Parts On Hand

part-boats

Before something breaks on the boat or there needs to be some type of new item because another is outdated, you need to make sure that you have replacement parts for boats on board. You can sometimes order parts online that you think that you’ll need or want, or you can find parts from boats that are for sale by individuals who are trying to make money. When you get the parts for the boat, you need to examine them to ensure that they are in proper working condition as you don’t want to use something that is just as bad as what you have or that will break in a few months after putting it on the boat. Some of the replacement items that you get should be new, such as life vests, filters for the oil and lights to ensure that they will work for an extended time while providing safety for those who are on the vessel.

The lights for the boat are often the most common thing that you would need to get replaced. You need to check the lights on a regular basis as these are often required if you are boating at night. There are usually red lights on one side and green ones on the other to alert other boats of your location in the water. The props and parts for the motor should also be examined on a routine basis. The filters for the oil and other fluids need to be checked just like with a car to ensure that the mechanical components are operating in the proper fashion.

A cover or a top of some kind will help to protect the interior of the boat and the outside while it’s not in use. If you live in an area that sees a lot of rain or if you only plan on getting the boat out on a few occasions, then it’s best to get a cover for the boat instead of letting it sit in the sun all day. Sometimes, the seats might get torn or ruined from the amount of water that gets onto the boat. Invest in material that is waterproof and in seats that are comfortable with plenty of foam material inside so that they last longer.