Every year, before your boat hits the water, it should be thoroughly inspected. You can do this yourself or hire a professional. Being safe on the water is vital. Preventing fires and malfunctions is part of boat safety. These tips will help you ensure that your boat is ready for the water.
Test Exterior for Leaks
If your boat has been dry docked for several months, consider a quick water test prior to docking it in water. Consider using the same method that you’d use to locate a leak in a tire – a bucket of soapy water. Wipe around the exterior of the boat. If more bubbles start to form on a specific area, inspect it further. You may also be able to hear hissing or see water seep into a spot or two.
If a leak is detected, refrain from putting the boat in the water until it …