Boating in the summer is a favorite pastime for many people. This is especially true for those who live near water and own a boat to use during the season. Unfortunately, you cannot just take your boat from storage out into the water before doing a few things first. Follow our tips to prepare your boat for all of the summer fun you will have in the coming months.
- Get a tune up. You have not been using your boat for many months now so to make sure it is ready to go, take some time to get a tune up done. This is the best way to repair any issues and make sure your boat is good to go for the summer.
- De-winterize your boat. If you took the time to winterize your boat before the cold months, then you need to make sure you de-winterize it before using it this summer.
- Check your safety gear. On your boat you should have safety items including a first aid kit, life jackets, and fire extinguishers. Make sure that your first aid kit is stocked, you have plenty of life jackets for all passengers and that they are in good shape, and check your fire extinguisher(s). Hopefully you do not need them while you are out on your boat but you want to have them ready to go just in case!
One of the most important things to do before you get your boat out on the water is to make sure you have a great boat policy. If you want to explore your options for boat policies or even look at your current one to see if it still meets your needs, be sure to contact us at LG Insurance Group today.