The end of another boating season is on the horizon and before you decide on all your winterization needs, please consider that your fuel lines may need replacing.Fuel lines have changed significantly to meet new EPA regulations as they can no longer be permeable to fuel vapor. Also, if you check your maintenance schedule, most manufacturers recommend fuel line inspection or replacement at certain hourly intervals.The culprit is ethanol based fuel. This fuel, left untreated or treated, can make fuel lines crack, dry rot and will ultimately cause the inside of the fuel line to deteriorate sending particles that will clog the fuel system. This very costly repair is NOT covered under warranty; as no fuel related issue is with any of our lines: Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Mercury, Tohatsu, Mercruiser, Volvo, and Yanmar.While we are on the subject of our lines, we have two new additions, Striper and Scout!
If you have a chance, come on down and check them out. We are also getting a makeover! Our new website is in the works and this WILL be our communications vehicle. We will be showcasing our calendar of events, various news letters, platforms and pertinent blogs. Facebook will also be an integral part of our information exchange, Wow, talk about information overload! Our website has not changed: www.atlanticboats.net and will not. Please click on forms under the service tab to fill out your winterization check list and storage agreement.
One last service note that I want to emphasize is once your comprehensive winterization has been completed and your engine/boat is ready “for bed” it should be brought back in the SPRING for a bare minimum of a fuel re-circulation and spark plug change or spark, distributor cap, & rotor.