Homosassa, Orange County, Pinellas County, Pasco County
Central Point Marine services boats in Homosassa, Citrus County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Hernando County, and Pasco County Florida. To service or not to service? We’ve heard this from many boaters. Big or small, every boat needs to be maintained. Fortunately, Central Point Marine makes your regular boat service a piece of cake.
Just like cars, boats need to have their oil changed and engines maintained. How often you need to do this depends on how often you use your boat. You should have a boat service performed every 100 hours, or at least once per year.
Keep in mind that you may have to service your boat more often if you often boat in saltwater. Salt is harder on the engine tubing than fresh water. CAUTION: Be careful if you try to change your own oil! It can be messy and time consuming, there are also fines to worry about if you spill oil in the water.
You can skip that hassle. Just pop over to Central Point Marine and we’ll service your boat quickly and efficiently. Our top priority is getting YOU back out on the water. Central Point Marine’s technicians are all certified mechanics from the top watercraft engine manufacturers: Suzuki, Yamaha, and Mercury. So you know you’re leaving your boat in good hands.
Our Outboard Boat Service Experience
Our technicians have over 2 decades of experience with Mercury, Suzuki, and Yamaha outboard services. We know outboards like the back of our hands, so your boat can be serviced as quickly as possible.
“What else can I do to maintain my boat?”
The first and simplest task is to wash your boat regularly. If you boat in saltwater, rinse your boat thoroughly with freshwater after every outing to remove salt residue. Salt will not only corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware, left too long on your gelcoat, It can mar that as well. Use a long-handle, soft-bristle boat brush and some quality soap. Marine boat wash is best and is formulated for gelcoat. Car wash soap is next best and some boaters use laundry soap in a pinch.
The second thing you can do is check your propeller. While you have the propeller off, inspect it for nicks, dents and other signs of damage. It’s alright if your prop is missing paint, but bring it to Central Point Marine right away if you find signs of impact.
The smallest dent can cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel. A damaged prop also can vibrate, putting too much stress on bearings and seals causing additional damage. If you have an outboard or stern drive boat you should check the propeller as part of your pre-launch routine. Use a deep well socket to remove the propeller several times during the season to make sure discarded fishing line hasn't become wrapped around the propeller shaft.
If it has, have Central Point Marine inspect the gear case because fishing line can cause gear case leaks and that is not a do-it-yourself job. You can trust Central Point Marine to provide your next boat service in Florida.