Get Your Boat Ready For Spring

Spring Checklist

We have put together a to-do-list to make it easier for you to get your boat ready for the coming season!

General Checklist

  • General cleaning of hull, deck, upholstery and console
  • Clean and polish metal
  • Make sure all deck drains are clear
  • Clean and oil teak decking
  • Clean covers and Bimini if applicable

Hull & Tubes Checklist

  • Check hull thoroughly looking for grazes, scratches, marks etc. repair if needed
  • Check aft area including ladder
  • Check tubes and rub-strake for any abrasions or scratches, if you think the tube needs repair work email us at servicing@cobraribs.com to get a quote
  • Make sure tubes don’t lose pressure over a period of time

Safety & Required Equipment Checklist

  • Check all lines, fenders and cleats
  • Examine anchor windlass, lubricate if necessary
  • Examine distress signals and expiration date
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Check navigation light operation
  • Check through first aid supplies, replace if needed

Electrical System

  • Check battery fluid level
  • Recharge batteries
  • Clean and lubricate terminals
  • Inspect visible wiring for wear and chafe
  • Check all gauges’ work
  • Check all lighting fixtures operation

Outboard Engine

  • If your engine was serviced and winterised before the winter season, then start the engine up and run before use in water
  • If you didn’t get your engine serviced for winter, we can still do this for you, email servicing@cobraribs.com for availability and prices
  • Check prop for any marks or bends

Trailer

  • Make sure the registration plate on the light board is still current
  • Check lights on light board for operation
  • Check rollers and pads
  • Inspect wheel bearings and lubricate is necessary
  • Clean and lubricate winch
  • Check tyre pressures and tyre condition
  • Check brakes if applicable

Contact us for any information or enquiries

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