Keeping your boat in good shape is important. It will help ensure that it runs well and stays safe, plus you’ll be able to sell it for more money if it looks like new. Having a basic knowledge of how boats work is helpful when performing maintenance on one, but even if you don’t know much about how they operate, with this checklist of routine tasks you can be sure your boat will stay in top condition.
When it comes to boat maintenance, especially if you’re out at sea and in need of a quick and easy fix, you should be prepared. This means that you should always carry some kind of lubricant with you on the boat. Lubricants come in many forms, but for this particular task we recommend something that’s easy to apply and won’t drip or run off before it dries (think WD-40). In addition, an oil-based lubricant is ideal because oil tends to stay soft longer than water-based ones do.
Now let’s talk about clamps and latches. A clamp is usually metal hardware used for holding two things together (like planks on a deck) while a latch holds doors closed or covers open for easy access (or air conditioning). To lubricate these items generally means applying enough pressure between the parts so that they don’t rub against each other anymore; otherwise they’ll become worn down over time due to friction caused by movement within their joints or hinges!
The boat maintenance checklist is just a starting point. There are many other things that need to be done before you take your boat out on the water. If you want more information about how to keep your boat in good working order, contact us today!