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Various Boat Services You Can Get For Your Boat

by Amanda Phillips

Boats are cars for water transportation. That said, they are every bit as expensive as cars to maintain, protect, and repair. Here are just a few of the many boat service options you can get for your boat, and when you will probably need them the most.

De-Scaling

When boats are in the water, they frequently collect scum, algae, barnacles, mussels, and a host of other not-fun things on their bottoms. Sure, you could hoist your boat out of the water every other day and spend hours de-scaling your boat, or you could pay someone else to do it. Not only does this particular service help keep your boat clean, but it also protects it from damage by lime, calcium and rust levels in the water. De-scaling may also include purging your drainage ports, which helps keep the boat afloat better.

Mooring

Mooring your boat is an important part of keeping your boat right where you can see it and access it easily. Docks and dock masters begin renting out mooring space in early spring, and spots are often on a first-come, first-served basis. If you use your boat a lot during the warmer weather, you might want to hurry up and get a spot for your boat so that you do not have to keep taking it out of the water, hauling it home, unhooking the trailer, and then reversing the process every time you want to go boating or fishing.

Covering the Boat

Some boating clubs are willing to send an employee out to cover the boats before a storm. This is an ideal service to have if you forget to cover your boat and cannot get to the boat before the storm hits. You could also hire a private person to go to your boat and cover it every time bad weather is expected to hit.

Gassing up the Boat

Sometimes preparing the boat takes up more time than what you have to go boating. Boat gas attendants can take care of that problem for you, depending on where you live and the availability of the attendants. Typically, you have to order up your gas a day in advance so that your gas attendant can get the gas and take it to your boat with enough time to spare. Then the only thing you have to worry about is remembering to take your boating keys with you on the day you have chosen to be on the water.

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