Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center sells a wide range of vessels from many manufacturers, including Hewescraft, Kingfisher, Yamaha and Honda. Many of their boats make use of outboard motors that need to be maintained properly if they are to perform to high standards. This can often be done by the boat owner, so consider all of the following tips to ensure your outboard motors stay in good shape.
Flush Out The Engine
The first thing that you should do when you get the boat home at the end of a sailing trip is flush the engine out so that you can get rid of any water that might cause issues. This is especially important if you have been boating on saltwater, as the salt may end up corroding the engine, leading to breakdowns and other problems. Make this a part of your regular routine when you return home.
Disconnect The Fuel Line
If you don’t intend to take the boat out again for a while, it is a good idea to disconnect the fuel line and give it a clean. Leaving it in place may lead to old fuel slowly going bad in the line, which results in it getting gummed up to the point where it struggles to provide the motor with the fuel it needs to get the boat moving again later on.
Wipe Down Accessible Parts
Tom-N-Jerrys Boats points out that all accessible parts should be wiped down with an anti-corrosive agent after each trip, as this will protect them from the rigors of your voyages while also ensuring that they don’t succumb to wear and tear when in storage.