Some people don’t put thought into the accessories that are either mandatory or optional when purchasing a marine vehicle. A lot of buyers believe that simply putting gas in the engine and occasionally checking oil levels is the extent of boat care. However, there are many products you can use that can help prolong the life of the vehicle while keeping it in excellent condition.
Waxes and Cleaners
Water can cause a great deal of damage to the inner workings of any vessel, especially if you have a saltwater-faring vehicle. Waxes and cleaners help stave off the corrosion while keeping various areas in immaculate condition. Canvas, cable and vinyl cleaners can help keep the internal components in working order while waxes and polishes can prevent the hull from breaking down.
Life jackets are not the only component of a watercraft vessel that is considered a safety addition. Fire extinguishers, respirators, buckets and engine coolant can help keep your ship in operational condition during a disaster. In the event of an emergency, you wouldn’t want to be caught without having safety equipment that could save the lives of everyone on board such as strobe water lights or a sufficient number of preserver buoys.
In some situations, it may be advisable to carry additional components that are likely to break down. Having backups and spare yacht parts available on hand could mean the difference between enjoying the party and panicking your guests while at sea. If possible, try to employ redundant systems in order to keep everyone safe while protecting your investment.