Thursday, March 2, 2017

Don't Break Down on the Lake this Year with our Convenient Maintenance Checklist


Warm weather is on its way! Get those boats out and de-winterized before the season hits. To make sure you're ready to hit the lake this summer, Surdyke Yamaha & Marina at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to remind you to service your boat before taking it out to ensure a safe and enjoyable boating season. For your convenience, we've created a maintenance checklist just for you.

Boat Service Maintenance Checklist

  • Review your boat owner’s manual for any service instructions specific to your boat.
  • Check the hull and bilge for damage, such as visible cracks that could potentially leak.
  • Check the condition and operation of the outdrive. Keep an eye out for dings, cracks, distortions or pitting in the prop.
  • Make sure fuel, electrical and cooling systems are a go. Drain or top off any fluids as needed.
  • If it wasn't done when your boat was winterized, change the engine oil, oil filter and drive lubricants.
  • Replace any hoses or lines that show evidence of softness, cracking or brittleness.
  • Check the condition of the throttle control.
  • Clean and tighten the electrical connections and check for looseness or corrosion.
  • Are your navigation and boat trailer lights functioning properly?
  • Run the engine, make sure the gauges are working properly and check the alternator for charging capacity.
  • Test the battery to make sure it's holding charge.
  • Put the drain plug in before launching your boat so you don't sink.
  • Make sure you have plenty of life jackets on board for all of your passengers and that they're in good condition. 

Now's the perfect time to start checking off these maintenance service tasks. Before you know it, the season of boating at the Lake of the Ozarks will be upon us. Don't get stranded on the lake. Take preventative measures to make sure you're running a well maintained vessel. If you're not the mechanically savvy type or just don't have time to deal with servicing your boat yourself, give the most reliable boat service provider at the Lake of the Ozarks a call. Surdyke's Port 20 in Osage Beach located on the 20mm is the newest full service broker and yacht club in the Lake area. Our Factory-trained technicians and outstanding service staff are here to keep you and your Boat, Bike, PWC or off-road vehicle where you belong – OUT HAVING FUN!


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Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

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