Glass is always half full at your home-port!
Though it’s cold outside, and the ground is covered in a blanket of white, we here at your home-port choose to look beyond today to a better tomorrow! Even though the first day of launch is 52 days away, the acutal week docks go back in is only 4 or 5 weeks away (if Mother Nature chooses to cooperate).
Now is the time to get in ship shape…
What you can do in the meantime is take some simple steps. First of which is check your boats registration paperwork. Ohio’s Boat registrations all expire in March well before you even have a chance to get in the water. So don’t be that Captain who comes to the dock ready to go and then realizes he his ship isn’t ready to sail, do the paperwork now long before the sunny days arrive.
Also on your list should be to check your boat insurance as well as towing insurance. No matter how new your boat is, or what condition it is kept in, towing insurance is always recommended. For even the newest props and outdrives can fall prey to a rare log impact. Why not start the season worry free? Save the time during the sunny days for strictly playtime.
And finally, wait for those launch orders which will be arriving in a few weeks. Chart a plan now of services you may need and when the time is right it will be much easier to remember all the items on your list.
For prevention is always better than cure….we can’t wait to see you dockside! Take care.