Summerizing Your Boat

a family on a 2019 Pioneer Boat Islander 180

How To Prepare Your Boat For Summer

Boating season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to get your vessel ready for the fun that awaits. At Trexler’s Marina, we know that preparing your boat for summer might seem like a harrowing task. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you get started. If you need assistance with parts or service, give us a call or stop by. You’ll find us conveniently located in Moultonboro, NH.

Initial Inspection

Before you can safely hit the water, you’ll need to perform an inspection of your fishing boat. Your goal is to determine if any damage occurred as a result of inclement weather or a critter infestation. You’ll also want to check the condition of carpets and cushions for any signs of mold or mildew. Inspect the hull for any cracks or other issues that need to be repaired. If you find any problems during your inspection, take care of them before you start boating.

Check Safety Gear & Registration

You probably removed quite a few items from your fishing boat before you put it in storage, so now you need to make sure to stock it up with the necessities once again. Confirm that all life jackets are functional and properly stored. Make sure your first aid kit is filled with the essentials, like medications and bandages. You should have an adequate supply of new emergency flares and up-to-date fire extinguishers. This would be the time to confirm that your boat license, registration, and tags are all valid and not expired.

Clean it Up

The last step in preparing your fishing boat for summer is making sure it’s clean. After all, it’s probably been sitting for months collecting dust, so it could use a bit of TLC. This is especially true if you stored your boat outdoors and it had to battle the elements and other debris. Clean your craft from top to bottom so it’s free of dust and the glass areas are clean for superior visibility. There should be no debris affecting the electronics or controls in the console.

We hope this guide has been helpful. If you need more tips or you’re still searching for the perfect fishing boat to enjoy this summer, stop by Trexler’s Marina! We offer an impressive inventory, rentals, and financing options. Our dealership proudly serves Meredith, NH.