One way is to open all bilge spaces, get to know what is going on, and manage the inside of them. Are they wet or dry? Are they clean or dirty?
Sometimes people who haven’t spent much time on boats have strange ideas about what to bring on an excursion. Remind guests that anything is liable to fall in the water, so it’s best practice to bring hats and sunglasses with attached lanyards--and maybe leave your favorite accessories at home.
Boat owners are typically quite in tune with their boat and what is ‘normal’. While underway, you can look, listen, and feel how things are running. Back in port, any new information gathered will be important as you give time and attention to the everyday and routine aspects of maintenance.
A state-safe boating course will make you more calm and more confident on the water since your education will apply to your real-life nautical adventures.
Fortunately, you can fill that hole with a variety of activities that will turn the dreariness of the off-season into productivity and ultimately more adventure once you’re back on the water. Read ahead for nine activities to battle those no-boating blues.
Caring and Maintaining a boat through the winter is a great opportunity to hit the reset and take care of necessary boat projects that may be neglected during the peak of the boating season.
because boaters share an unmatched clarity and presence in their best and even their worst moments on the water. Keeping a maintenance log is the quiet icing on this cake or the cherry on top. It is worth the extra effort.
This holiday season, boaters all over the country will dust off their Santa hats and decorate their boats to participate in a community boat parade.