Fix Your Boat

Boat Problems Can & “DO” Occur Out On The Water!

Affordable Marine Service has assembled a few suggestions that hopefully will save your day! Armoredhull Boat Shields™ will protect your Hull as well as your running gear.

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The Tool Box!

  • Pliers: Long nose (adjustable & locking)
  • Tape Measures
  • Wrenches (including oil filter)
  • Hack Saw
  • File
  • Utility Knife
  • Magnetic Pickup
  • Bronze Wire Brush
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • 2″ Wide Paint scraper
  • Nut Driver
  • Lightweight Lubricant
  • Circuit Tester
  • Battery Jumper Pack

Parts To Keep On Your Boat At All Times!

  • Drive Belts
  • Oil & fuel-filter, including fuel- water separator
  • Thermostats (2)
  • Lube Oil
  • Raw – water pump impellers (2) and gaskets Coolant (2 gallons) diluted 50/50 water
  • Can of brush – on instant gasket material
  • Hose and hose clamps
  • Spark Plugs
  • Oil: engine and outdrive
  • Fire Extinguisher

Over Heating?

Now what… First, shift into neutral, then reverse and back up for 10 seconds. You are looking to see if you caught “anything” on your propeller (kelp, plastic bag, fishing line etc…)
Next look for obvious leaks. If you are fresh water cooled be sure to check the coolant level in your expansion bottles.
DO NOT remove expansion tank cap until it is completely cooled. Then, using extreme caution, remove the cap slowly, and look to see that it is properly seated.
If it is, and you notice leakage at the end of the rubber overflow hose, you may need only replace the cap and top off the coolant. If everything there checks out – move on to the raw – water system.
Begin with the sea strainer. If it is filled with water, check the flow of water out of the exhaust. Make note if the water is weak or non-existent. This could indicate a bad impeller. To change the impeller can be tricky so be sure to be familiar with changing it “before” you hit the high seas.