Your Crownline boat can last you a very long time if you give it the regular care and maintenance it needs. Here’s a short list of things that a responsible Crownline owner needs to check regularly:
- Fuel. Forget this, and your boat is dead in the water – literally.
- Oil. Your Crownline boat is your car on water. The general rule of thumb is to change your oil every 100 hours of use, or once a year. (Please refer to your owner’s manual for engine manufacturer recommendations.) (Request an owners manual – Include year and model)
- Ground tackle. Never leave port without it.
- Fire extinguishers. Accessible, functioning, non-expired extinguishers could save your boat, or even your life. Make sure everyone on board knows their location.
- Life vests and other safety gear. A no-brainer for keeping loved ones safe.
- Drains and pumps. Has water built up anywhere on the boat where it shouldn’t?
- Hinges. Crownline uses only the finest in stainless steel hinges and tubing–304L stainless on all hinges and 316L on all bimini top tubing–so, no need to worry about corrosion!
- Gelcoat. This is the finish material that coats the outside of your boat. Periodically washing it with a boat brush and marine boatwash will keep its luster sharp for years.
These tips should get you started, and cover a lot of the basics. Unless you’re an expert with years of experience, be sure to periodically take your boat for an expert “check-up” to ensure everything is running smoothly.