Get started early to get your boat ready for summer.
If you love the water, few things are better than boating season. Summer wouldn’t be summer without spending the long, hot days in Boston Harbor cooling off with a lazy dip in the water, dropping a line in hopes of catching a “big one,” or having an action-packed day of water skiing and tubing. Boating has its share of pre-summer preparations. If you’re not on the ball early, it’s easy to find yourself halfway through July still on dry land.
At Point Insurance, we want to make sure you’re first in line at the launch at the first sign of the season change, so here are some tips to stay ahead of the game.
- Adjust it. It̵7;s always a good idea to have your boat winterized at the end of each season, but whether you did it or not last year, get a complete tune-up before you hit the lake this summer.
- Load it. Make sure your battery is fully charged.
- Clean it out. If there is a chance that any gas from last season is still in your tank, fill it with fresh gas and a stabilizer; this prevents build-up in the gas lines and injection system.
- Give it a test. Before getting the boat in the water and off the trailer, lower the engine and make sure it capsizes.
- Hook it up. Make sure the drain plug is in and the bilge pump is working properly.
- Double and triple check. The last thing you want is to be turned away at the ramp for not having an updated registration or missing your ski flag or life jackets. So double check that your documents are up to date and that your boat is fully equipped with everything you need.
We at Point Insurance wish you a fun and safe boating season!