Bryan Kolstad is a marine mechanic who has been working in the community of Portland, Maine for many years. He is dedicated to the services he provides his customers, and they trust him due to his extensive knowledge in the field. Here are some simple boat maintenance tips to keep your boat in great condition for the future.
Don’t forget to wash your boats. This is especially necessary if you’re returning from a saltwater boating trip because you don’t want the paint or finish to corrode. Even if you’ve been on a fresh water trip, you’ll want to wash the boat with soap and clean water in order to keep things for rusting or drying out due to dirt and other contaminants. Using a soft bristle brush will help you get a deeper clean.
Just like in a car, you need to change the oil in your boat after so many miles. The frequency with which you need to change your boat’s oil will depend on the make or model, but it is an important responsibility to keep up with. If you don’t want to take your boat to a dealer, you can learn how to change the oil yourself through online videos or other useful resources.
Check and clean the propeller as well. Debris can often get caught in the propeller and force the engine to work harder than it needs to. Regularly check the propeller so you can free it of fishing line, seaweed, or anything of that nature.
Bryan Kolstad understands how to keep boats running smoothly for the long-term future for all of his clients.