Spring has sprung and it’s time to put your boat back in the water. Thank Neptune the winter is over. This year I’m going to wake up my boat myself and save some money. But where to begin? How do the pro’s do this seasonal service? Should I even attempt this? Will it end up costing me a lot more money?
All very good questions and due to the many styles of propulsion and vessel systems, you should read up using your specific owners or service manual. This will be your first step.
Your spring prep is directly related to the comprehensive winterizing of your engine and boat systems. Basically the more you do or have done for winter layup the better your chances in reducing “Sit-itis.” This is the insidious boat disease that happens, when systems that worked in the fall now do not.