Outboard Motor Maintenance

Getting your Outboard Motor Ready for Summer

As we enter spring and warmer weather in Limassol, thousands of boat owners in Cyprus start to think about boat maintenance and getting their boats ready for the water. Together with Yamaha, PGM Sport Marine is please to bring you a quick guide for pre-summer boat maintenance.

Use these 23 points as a general guideline for Yamaha Outboard Motor maintenance. Remember, if you have any questions, contact Sport Marine for assistance.

1. Inspect dock and heaving lines
2. Check navigation lights
3. Check anchor and tackle
4. Inspect trailer winch
5. Care for rear wheels of your tow vehicle the same as trailer wheels (see #9)
6. Ensure registration numbers are properly displayed, plus current registration and other necessary documentation is onboard
7. Ensure trailer hitch and safety chains are secure, and inspect trailer wires and connections
8. Check boat hull for damage, soft spots or blistering
9. Grease bearings, ensure lug nuts are tight and not rusting, check tire tread and pressure
10. Test bilge pump
11. Check gauges
12. Test marine radio
13. Check magnetic compass, charts and navigation tools
14. Check outboard motor engine oil for level and color
15. Check fuel system for leaks (visual and “sniff test”). Check fuel level for trip (1/3 out, 1/3 return, 1/3 spare)
16. Ensure battery connections are clean and tight
17. Replace anodes if over half gone
18. Check boat motor propeller for damage, shaft for debris, prop nut torque
19. Test trim, tilt supports and inspect rams. Ensure proper trailering support is used
20. Ensure scuppers are clear, bilge clean and drain plug installed
21. Check transom for cracks
22. Inspect boat trailer bunks for damaged boards or torn carpet
23. Ensure boat trailer lights are sealed and working

View the full Yamaha Guide to Outboard Motor Maintenance here.

PGM Sport Marine provides professional and high standard services through our specialists and well experienced in-house service personnel in Cyprus.

We provide boat fiberglass repairs, paint work and antifouling, as well as engine service, maintenance and rebuild, boat re-powering and electrical work. You may rest assure that work will be done at the highest quality level.

PGM Sport Marine provides Official Factory Authorized Service for: Yamaha Motors, Hyundai SeasAll, Zodiac Marine, Sessa Marine, Four Winns and OTHELOS boats.

We provide boat maintenance and service from our offices in Paphos, Limassol and Paralimni, and can offer remote support all over Cyprus.

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