Posted by on June 12, 2015

Nothing can ruin a weekend boating trip quicker than the realization that something is wrong with your boat. Whether it’s something simple such as replacing an old battery or something more complicated such as the engine overheating, a problem with your boat can quickly turn a fun getaway into a complicated ordeal. Luckily, there are ways of repairing your boat.

Here’s what you should do if your boat is having a problem:

Identify the source. The first step is figuring out where the problem is coming from. Will the boat not start? Is it a strange sound coming from the engine? Is the boat sputtering or overheating? If you can’t figure out where the problem is coming from, you may need to call a boat mechanic to come take a look.

Figure out the solution. If it’s a simple fix like putting more gas into the tank or changing a battery, you can probably handle it on your own. If it’s something more complicated, you may need a professional for the job. According to Boating Magazine, these are the top reasons boats break down:

  • They run out of gas
  • A belt breaks
  • The engine overheats
  • The boat won’t start
  • The boat suddenly dies
  • The boat is vibrating
  • The boat won’t shift
  • The boat won’t steer
  • There is rising water in the boat
  • The trim is stuck

If you need to rent a boat while you’re waiting for yours to get repaired, you can find a wide selection at Moss Marina in Fort Myers Beach. Our friendly and knowledgeable employees can easily help you find a boat to rent for a few days while you’re waiting for your other one to be fixed and ready to go. Our marina offers easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, so you can explore the beautiful area while you’re waiting for your other boat. If you’re looking for things to do in Fort Myers Beach, be sure to check out the upcoming events at our marina. We hope to see you in Fort Myers Beach soon!