http://ulmsteadcove.org/16-cat/casino_45.html Performing an annual spring service on your boat is the best way to ensure a season of trouble-free operation when under way with family and friends.
Engine Oil and Filter Change
Drive Oil Change
Belt and Hose Inspection
Trailer Tire Air Pressure Check
Drive removal and inspection of U joints and bellows
While most think that a winter service is for areas of the county that have freezing conditions ours is for other reasons.
The first is to remove and inspect the Drive. We look for leaks that may have occurred during the summer months through the bellows. Should the bellows have a leak, the water inside the drive would be left to sit over the winter months and cause rust on the driveshaft and U joint assembly. This can lead to other costly repairs down the road. We do this as a preventive maintenance item while changing the drive oil and realigning the drive to the transom during reinstallation.
The second item addressed is the winterizing of the fuel. Gasoline loses octane as it is stored. High performance motors require top grade fuel so the last thing you want is low octane fuel running through your engine when you run it the following season. We treat the fuel in the tank and run it through the entire fuel system, including the injectors or carburetors, to ensure total fuel octane stability.