We have a substantial inventory of parts for the products we service which include Honda, Evinrude, and Johnson outboards as well as Volvo, Mercruiser, OMC / Cobra Sterndrives, and INDMAR inboard engines. We also service trailers and stock a variety of trailer parts, accessories and other hardware.
We have a fenced storage yard for storing your vessel, this service is billed out on a month-to-month basis at $1.95 per foot per month: length is determined by overall length of boat and trailer package.
Winterizing your vessel consists of properly protecting it for winter storage. Basic winterizing checklist:
- Add fuel conditioner to gas
- Check fluid levels
- Fog engine
- Fill with antifreeze
Dewinterizing / Spring Start Up
Here is basic “Spring start up” check list:
- Load test battery, verify connections
- Drain antifreeze from cooling system
- Check all fluid levels
- Check electrical (blower, bilge pump, navigation lights, horn, trim/tilt, state of tune)
- Verify oil pressure, water flow, charging and operating to temperature, gauges
We offer a bulk selection of 2-stroke oil for Evinrude and Johnson outboards:
- XD30 – $31.75 / gallon
- XD50 – $35.30 / gallon
- XD100 – $44.64 / gallon
*Customer must supply own container to pump oil into.
We also offer On-site recycling for non-contaminated oils at no charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to treat my fuel for winter storage?
A: Yes, it is important to properly treat your fuel for winter storage, we recommend using 2+4 fuel conditioner for non ethanol fuel and Startron for ethanol fuel.
Is non ethanol fuel really better for your engine?
A: Yes, ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, is a high octane fuel additive providing less power and lower fuel efficiency. Ethanol fuel will absorb water from the air and will build in your fuel tank. Because water is heavier than gas, “phase separation” occurs, this creates a “water bubble” to form in the bottom of your gas tank. When you go to start up your vessel, especially after it has sat for a period of time, it sucks up the water bubble instead of gas and will cause your boat to not properly run. Also, ethanol is a solvent which breaks down deposits and can fill your fuel injector with particles. The mixture of water, fuel, and particles creates a sludge layer that can block filters and potentially damage your engine.
Should I fill my gas tank up for winter storage or leave it empty?
A: It is important to fill your fuel tank up for winter storage. Marine fuel tanks are venting to the atmosphere so each time there is a change in temperature the fuel “breathes” (expands and contracts) and can absorb the moisture in the air. If your fuel tank is empty this creates a lot more space for your fuel tank to absorb water, causing your fuel to be contaminated with moisture, possibly leading to further engine issues.
Is Spring start up or “dewinterzing” really necessary?
A: It is important to check over your vessel before launching it for use. Check all fluid levels, make sure the battery is charged, and check for proper water flow. We suggest running your vessel on a hose to ensure that is operating properly before launching.