Boats are built to take a beating. But pounding waves, deck bumps, water corrosion and sun damage can all take their toll. Here are a few ways to keep your boat looking good and driving well so you can avoid some costly repairs down the road.
- Spray your engine with a high-quality rust inhibitor.
- Use a product like Liquid Tape to waterproof and protect your electrical connections.
- Apply a UV inhibitor annually to your vinyl and Bimini.
- Wax your hull annually to reduce oxidation.
- Install strong, stainless steel grab rails throughout your boat (Crownline boats come standard with theses) so passengers have something sturdy to grab during rogue waves.
- Check all screws, bolts, latches and hooks monthly. Tighten any that are loose and replace any that are weakened.
- Check your engine mounts, battery box mounts and fuel line fittings often. Look for loose nuts, discoloration or cracking.
- Check your propeller frequently for pitting, rough edges, bending or gouges. Any vibration from a damaged prop will wear on your drive train and could result in costly repairs.