Fall Boat TLC

Tackling a few DIY boat-maintenance jobs will keep your rig running longer!

I will start by saying that I am far from packing up my fishing gear for the year, but in many parts of the country the cool fall mornings find anglers getting the itch to pack away the fishing gear in favor of hunting.

Simply just putting your boat in a heated garage is not good enough to fully care for it. Make sure that as the temps fall completely trim down your outboard engine after fishing so that all of the water can drain out of the gear case.

Taking a few minutes to change your own lower unit gear lube, inspect your seals and prop shaft can save you a few dollars compared to the cost of a dealer. Water in the gear case will freeze and typically crack the housing, costing big money.

Check out the link for a few tips and pieces of equipment you want to make sure you have on hand to keep your boat in tip-top shape.

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Capt. Ross Robertson

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