As a boat owner, you’re proud to show off your vessel to the world. Whether it’s through pictures, giving people a tour whenever they visit or allowing onlookers to bask in its glory as you cruise by. When it comes to your Hysucat center console, it’s vital that you treat it right every day so you may enjoy it to the fullest whenever you decide to take it out onto the water. There are five key steps to ensure your boat enjoy a long and fruitful life.
While it may seem exhausting to wash your center console after an entire day out on the water, it’s an important final step before ending the day. Leaving your boat unwashed allows for saltwater and other residues to sit on your hull. These constantly eat away at the hull if left uncleaned. A boat left uncleaned immediately after being in the water can lead to a stained hull, as well as potentially damage important components on your boat, such as the engine and propeller.
Hysucat center console owners should be aware of their boat’s engine oil levels. While everyone is different and uses their boats to different extents, the general rule of thumb for changing the oil on a boat is every 100 hours of use, or once a year. If left unchanged, you can cause severe damage to the boat’s engine, and potentially render it useless. You have the option of changing the oil yourself or having a professional do it for you.
Several times throughout the year you should remove the propeller off your center console and check it for any damage. Propellers tend to chip, bend, and crack when faced with less than ideal situations such as a large underwater rock formation or hitting a sandbar. A damaged propeller can immediately reduce your boat’s power by 10% or more. Broken propellers can also lead to engine and transmission damage, further negatively impacting your boat. Check up on your propeller and make sure it’s not damaged. If you do notice damage or potential for future damage, it may be time to remove the propeller and replace it.
Along with cleaning your boat after every use, you should also remove any and all moisture from your boat. As previously mentioned, saltwater from the sea can cause severe damage to the mechanical parts of your boat over time, especially if left exposed under these conditions. Morning dew can also promote the growth of mildew, producing unsightly results, as well as a pungent odor. Keep towels on deck at all times to wipe down your center console of any moisture to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life.
Storing your boat can be the difference between an entire lifetime of use, or having to go shopping for a new one after a few years. Leaving your center console in saltwater full time can cause immense damage to the hull, as well as leave your boat exposed to the potential for becoming the home of barnacles, algae, and more unsightly aquatic pests. It’s important that you find a proper storage place for your boat, where it’s protected from harsh weather and any potential damage.
These five keys will ensure that your center console lives a long and healthy life and you can enjoy for as long as you want. If you’re looking for the standard in center consoles, then you need a Hysucat center console. Contact us today at +1 (252) 923-0430 to learn more about our 25’ and 30’ center console models!