Get Your Speed, Fishing, and Pontoon Boats Ready for Spring!

While it’s still a little early to get your speed, fishing, or pontoon boat out of storage, it’s never too early to start planning! Every year when spring arrives, countless boat owners across Michigan hop down to their marina, inspect their watercraft, and ensure that everything is in order and ready for the upcoming boating season. But, what should be on your checklist? What kinds of things should you look for? In today’s post, we’re going to give you a few – but definitely not all! – items that should be on your spring boating checklist.

Safety equipment

Probably the easiest thing to check is your boat’s safety gear. You’ll want to make sure that you have enough life jackets and, more importantly, that those life jackets are in good condition. You’ll also want to test any fire extinguishers that you have on board.

Fluid levels

Just like you check your car’s oil every 3,000 miles, you’re going to want to make sure that your boat has all of its necessary fluids. Take a look at its power steering, coolant, and oil levels to ensure that it’s running optimally.

Exterior damage

Finally, you’re going to want to check your boat for exterior damage. Michigan winters can be tough and can take a toll on boats, even when they’re kept in storage. Inspect your boat’s hull for cracks and look closely at its propeller to ensure that it hasn’t suffered any dings, cracks, or warps.

At Kooper’s Marine, we pride ourselves on offering dependable, trustworthy boat storage. We know that the boats that we store are our customers’ pride and joy. If you’re looking to store a speed boat, a fishing boat, or a pontoon boat for any season, we encourage you to reach out to us today to learn how we can help!