Always flush your engine with fresh water after use.
Make use of Saltaway to keep your engine water galleries clear.
Use Quicksilver Corrosion Guard, Inox or a comparable product to
keep the externals of your engine clean and clear of salt build-up.
Fuel Stabilisers are a good idea as modern fuel contains alcohol which will attract moisture, leaving water in your fuel tank. This is the worst outcome for any engine, potentially causing a multitude of expensive damages.
Water separating fuel filters will assist in removing water from the
fuel, they are easily fitted to most boats and provide an inexpensive
Flush your trailer after use with Saltaway.
Grease Wheel Bearings regularly, for best results fit Bearing Buddies
Fish City are Sensabrake agents for North Island.
Storage Seal spray will protect the engine internally when left for long periods.
Grease points, but DON’T use automotive grease, use good quality marine grease.
Batteries should be charged before and during storage to keep them in good condition.
Regular servicing of your engine every 12 months or 100 hours will make it more reliable and keep you and your family safe.
Always adhere to the Manufacturer’s Warranty conditions.
Steering systems are an important part of the engine-servicing
schedule and should be checked annually by an authorised or qualified
marine dealer for safety reasons.
Beware of sinkers or hooks etc under-floor. Dissimilar metals cause corrosion to the hull, creating holes from the inside out.
Remove carpets so they can dry out, fill the boat up to floor level with fresh water regularly and allow to drain and dry.
Change the lubricant in your engine transmission or the outboard lower unit
Apply fogging if called for by manufacturer
Drain the boat’s fuel tanks as much as possible
Fill the boat’s fuel tanks completely full
Add biocide and/or stabilizing agents to fuel
Change the fuel filters
Add antifreeze to the engine’s cooling system
Add distilled water to batteries, charge completely and disconnect