It is the time of year to think about getting your boat out of storage and making sure the motor is ready for your first day on the lake. If you properly winterized your motor you already have a good start. In this article I will try to give you some of the standard things most boat owners know to do, and also some important items of maintenance many people overlook.
This article is for those of you who do not use your boat year round and store it for several months. If you live where the weather freezes, and still use your boat year-round, there are precautions you need to take. That will be another topic. I will not go into detail here, but hopefully will give you enough information so you can determine if you can do this project yourself, or if you will want some professional help. Take these words of advice from someone who has seen more than one boat owner make the wrong choice. “It is better to err on the side of caution. The cost of repair for a mistake in winterizing your motor is a whole lot more than paying a professional to do the job right!”