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05/09/2017
Before heading out on the water, be sure your boat is ready to go. Keeping it in top shape with a synthetic oil like AMSOIL's 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil will help ensure your boat rides are always fun and trouble-free.

Summer Boating Tips

If you're a boat owner, you know just how fun and relaxing a day out on the water can be. With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare for another season full of boating. Keep these tips in mind next time you're preparing to take your boat out.

Learn to Swim

For many, learning to swim may seem like an obvious step before taking a trip that will leave them surrounded by water. However, some may not consider this important because they feel safe on their boat, especially while wearing a life jacket. Even so, it's important to remember that no matter how careful we are, accidents can still happen. Be sure you know how to swim and that your guests, young and old, all have at least beginner skills.

Take a Boating Course

Whether you're a new boat owner or an experienced boater, a boating course can always be of great help. Many states require that new boaters take a course before being allowed to operate certain marine equipment. This ensures that they learn safety rules and operation techniques that will keep them and others safe in the water. For experienced boaters, a boating course is a great way to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Keep Your Boat Properly Maintained

Keeping your boat properly maintained will help reduce the number of issues you have to deal with while trying to relax out on the water. Start by ensuring your battery is in great condition and still able to hold a charge. Check your fuel system, looking out for leaks and other issues that can leave you stranded. Remember to use fresh fuel and have plenty of it so that your trip doesn't have to be cut short. Finally, check on your boat's other fluids, including the coolant and oil. Check both their levels and their condition, replacing them before they're too old. If it's time to replace your boat's oil, be sure to use AMSOIL's 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil for the best engine protection this summer.

Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist

To make sure you don't forget anything before your boat trip, create a pre-departure checklist. This will help you be sure that you and your boat are prepared for the day ahead. Make it a habit so that you know nothing has been overlooked or forgotten before heading out the door. For ideas on what to include in your pre-departure checklist, check out this example. Before taking your boat out on the water this summer, be sure to give it a synthetic oil change with AMSOIL's 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine OilIf you're not sure what oil is the best for your boat, call AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith for professional advice. Contact them at (702) 561-3706 to learn all about their products or to place an order.

Check the Weather

Because the weather can greatly affect your experience while out in the middle of the ocean or lake, be sure you know what to expect. Check the local weather to be sure you won't encounter any problems brought on by Mother Nature. Sometimes, however, the weather can suddenly and drastically change. If you start to notice a sharp change in the wind or temperatures, you're better off calling it a day.

Take Your Safety Seriously

Safety should always be a priority while out on the water. To keep yourself and your guests safe, stick to the rules. Operate your boat at safe speeds, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, and stay alert because you will most likely be sharing the water. Be sure your boat is always stocked with proper safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, life jackets, a first aid kit, navigation lights, and flares. Click here for more safe boating tips.

Do Your Part to Keep the Water Clean

As a boat owner, you also have the responsibility of keeping the water as clean as possible. To achieve this, always hold onto any waste produced on your boat until you have the chance to properly dispose of it. Avoid having trash fly off your boat and into the water by having designated trash bins. Also, the way you dispose of your boat's sewage is highly important. Always do it properly in order to avoid contaminating the water you boat in.

Give Your Boat a Synthetic Oil Change in Ann Arbor

Find the perfect synthetic oil for your boat by contacting AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith. Give them a call at (702) 561-3706 to learn all about AMSOIL's 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil. You can also stop by their online shop for even a full range of the best AMSOIL oil products.
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