If you have recently bought a new or used boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how to properly take care of it. Proper maintenance of your boat is important. Just like with a car, boats need to be serviced and maintained regularly. Fortunately, the best boat dealer in Missouri offers service and maintenance for boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, there are still things that you should look out for and do for your boat between your routine services:
Regularly washing your boat with soap and cleaners made specifically for boats is important in order to protect your boat’s finish. Luckily, the Lake of the Ozarks has fresh water, but if you happen to take your boat to a salt water location, make sure to clean it with fresh water after every outing to remove the salt residue. If left on, salt will corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware. It will also ruin the gel coat.
Just like with a car, boats need to have their oil changed. The frequency varies by model, but typically you will want to change it every 12 months or every 100 hours – whichever comes first. Also like a car, you can change the oil yourself, or you could just bring it to Iguana! If you do not know how to change your boat’s oil or if you just don’t want to deal with the mess it creates, bring it to the best boat service crew at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Check the Propeller
If you have an outboard or stern drive boat, it is a good idea to check the propeller as part of your pre-launch routine. Check to make sure that discarded fishing line hasn’t been wrapped around the propeller shaft by removing the propeller several times during the season. If you discover that it has, inspect for damage as it could cause gear case leaks. If you do find issues, bring your boat to Lake of the Ozarks’ boat service shop and we’ll get you back on the water in no time.
- Oil Changes
- Drive Services
- Boat Detailing
- Boat Buff & Wax
- Bottom Paint
- Prop Rebuild or Replace
- Canvas Repairs
- Vinyl Repairs
- Gelcoat Repair
- Water Pump Impeller Replacement
Have Your Boat Serviced by Iguana Boat Sales
If your boat needs to be serviced, bring it to Iguana Boat Sales. Whether you need routine maintenance or an engine rebuild, our staff will have you back on the water in no time! Visit one of our three service locations which are at the 1MM, the 5.5MM and the 12 MM. Visit our website to learn more about Iguana Boat Sales services and to schedule an appointment with us.