dreamstime_xxl_20776116One of the many benefits of belonging to Freedom Boat Club at Lake Lanier is you don’t have to be concerned with boat maintenance. Boat maintenance is one of the many downfalls of owning a boat, but by belonging to Freedom Boat Club, you’re able to enjoy the perks of boat ownership without having to worry about any of the downsides. In addition, you also are able to choose whether you want a speed boat, pontoon boat, lake boat, or more. Freedom Boat Club Lake Lanier is a boating club located in Buford, GA, and is a great alternative to owning your own boat. We are more affordable, provide boating maintenance for you, and you can explore different types of boats. If you do have your own boat or want to know general maintenance for your speed boat, then continue reading to learn some tips about speed boat maintenance. Remember: joining Freedom Boat Club of Lake Lanier is the alternative to boat ownership, and when you are with us, we take care of all of the boating maintenance for you!

Tip One: Winterizing

Winterizing your boat can be time-consuming — especially when you are dealing with day-to-day activities. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to winterize your boat, which is why it can be better to have a boat-club membership at Freedom Boat Club so we can maintain the boats for you. Winterizing your boat includes flushing the water out of the engine and flushing the fuel from the carburetor. When the engine is dry and clean, you need to lubricate the cylinder walls and pistons followed by applying water-resistant grease. Polishing the outside of the engine with top-quality wax is also essential. Winterizing a speed boat is important to maintain the engine and keep the boat working in top condition. If you don’t winterize your boat, you could severely damage it when the weather becomes cold and damp.

Tip Two: Engine

Similar to a car, annual maintenance is just as important. The best way for your speed boat to work is by giving it annual check-ups to ensure it’s working correctly. By checking the engine and adhering to annual maintenance, you’re able to have a working boat and figure out any of the problems needed to be fixed before you take it onto the lake. Remember to check your engine and winterize it at least once a year to ensure everything is working properly. At Freedom Boat Club of Lake Lanier, we check our engines frequently to ensure every speed or lake boat is safe and ready to be used by you and your family.

100515_EBBFOURTip Three: The Propeller

The propeller in the speed boat is one of the most important parts. Similarly to the engine, you need to check the propeller just as often to make sure it is in working condition. Depending on the type of speed boat, you should check the propeller as a pre-launch routine. You should also check the propeller to make sure there is nothing wrapped around the shaft. If you notice your propeller is damaged or there are signs of dents, please ask one of the staff at Freedom Boat Club of Lake Lanier to help you. Our staff at Freedom Boat Club is always ready and willing to help you prepare a boat for a day on the lake. In addition to being passionate about boating, they can also help you with boating issues of any type. For any assistance, please ask a staff member, and then you can head out onto Lake Lanier for a day in the sun.

Take advantage of an alternative to boat ownership and become a boat club member today. To become a member at Freedom Boat Club call (404) 901-4907.