Monday, December 11, 2017

Easy Maintenance

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

If you haven’t entered your vessel in a holiday parade, chances are it will be tucked into its winter home by the time Halloween arrives. Though you want to make the most of every boating minute, you’ll thank yourself next spring if you take some time to write out a to-do list before saying au revoir to your boat for the off-season.

If you still have a 2017 to-do list of troublesome or time-consuming projects that just never got finished (or started — we don’t judge), add the first tasks of 2018. Note the where, the what, and the why of each task so that come early spring you don’t scratch your head and puzzle over hastily scribbled and very vague entries such as tighten clamp or replace gasket.

Add everything that’s broken, faded, and torn and/or due for an upgrade — writing these items onto your list doesn’t compel you to complete the assignments any more than it did this past summer. However, having such a list in your pocket or on your phone means you can consult it when parts go on sale and make service appointments to ensure that you’ll be first-served come spring.

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