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    Tips for Having a Fun and Safe Time on a Jet Ski

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Riding a personal watercraft (PWC) is one of the most popular recreational activities on Maine’s lakes. Often referred to as “jet skis,” PWCs are motor-powered vehicles that can reach high speeds. When you rent a jet ski, you can enjoy an afternoon of high-speed fun on the water, but be sure to follow the safety precautions below.

    • Use Safety Equipment

    Though no rider plans to fall off a jet ski, accidents can happen, so you should be sure you have an appropriate life jacket on at all times. Even if you are a competent swimmer, you need to wear a snugly fitted personal flotation device to keep your head above water should you fall. For added safety, many jet skis are equipped with a “kill cord” lanyard that wraps around the driver’s wrist and shuts the engine off if the driver falls.

    • Take It Slow

    Powerful jet skis with four-stroke engines can reach high velocities, but you should avoid riding yours at top speed until you have experience out on the open water. Though you may know how to safely drive a car or motorcycle, jet skis handle differently, so take the time to get used to yours before pushing it to the limit.

    • Don’t Drive a Jet Ski After Drinking

    When relaxing on a boat or by the lakeshore, many people enjoy drinking beer and other types of refreshing alcoholic drinks. But just as you wouldn’t drive a car or motorcycle after having a drink, you shouldn’t operate a jet ski unless you are completely sober. Drivers who operate jet skis while intoxicated risk injuring themselves as well as other boaters and swimmers.

    If you are 21 years of age or over, you can rent a jet ski at Moose Landing Marina. Enjoy a safe, responsible ride around the lakes of Maine on a high-speed jet ski or rent a pontoon boat for fishing and other leisurely recreation out on the water. Call us at (207) 693-6264 to learn more about our rentals and marina services. 

    Springing Your Boat From Winter Storage

    Last updated 4 years ago

    With temperatures rising, it’s just about time to take the boat out of storage and back on the water. Get the most out of your boat this season by following these spring preparation tips:

    Inspect Your Fuel System

    A faulty fuel system is one of the leading causes of engine troubles in boats fresh out of winter storage. Make sure your boat is running in top condition this year by thoroughly inspecting its fuel system. Look for damages to fuel hoses such as unusual softness or cracking. You’ll also want to make that all components are adequately locked down with fittings and clamps.

    Check Your Fluid Levels

    Spring is the best time to make sure all fluids in your boat are at adequate levels. Check the levels of engine oil, power steering fluid, power trim reservoirs, and coolant, refilling as necessary. If you didn’t change your engine oil and other fluids before winterizing your boat, now is the best time to do so.

    Scan the Exterior of Your Boat

    When your boat is out of the water and suspended in storage, it’s a good time to take a close look at it’s exterior. Scan the hull closely for any signs of damage such as blisters or cracks. You may also want to inspect the propellers for any cracks, nicks, or other signs of distortion. A damaged propeller can limit your boat’s performance and damage its drive train.

    Wash Your Boat

    Dust, dirt, and a few odd cobwebs have likely built up on your boat over the winter. Before you put your boat back on the water, give it a thorough cleaning. Wash the hull and deck with solutions that won’t damage ecosystems upon entering the water. You’ll also want to make sure that the motor and propellers are free from dust and grease.

    When you’re ready to take your boat out of storage, contact Moose Landing Marina. We operate one of the largest fleets of boat transporters in Maine, and are capable of taking any sized boat to its destination. Call us at (207) 693-6264 to learn more.

    Study Up On Your Boating Knowledge with This Helpful App

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you’ve ever wondered about how to tie a sheet bend or the proper way to navigate through a lock, the Encyclopedia of Boating TR app is for you. The app is an ideal way to expand your boating knowledge during the off-season, with navigation guides, maintenance tips, and nautical data all rolled into one package.

    The app is both informative and fun, offering boating enthusiasts the ability to settle arguments over the best sailing techniques and proper boating terminology. To learn more, visit the app’s website.

    Prepare your boat for the upcoming boat season by contacting Moose Landing Marina. We offer boat maintenance, storage, and sales, all in one convenient Maine location. Call our Naples office at (207) 693-6264 to learn more.

    A Boating Enthusiast's Guide to Surviving the Winter

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you’re like most boat owners, winter can feel like the longest season. The days and months can drag on as you wait to get your boat back on the water.  On the bright side, this can be a great time to prepare for the upcoming boat season. While your boat is stowed away, read our guide below to get through the long, cold months ahead.

    Fixing Up Your Boat
    Winter is an ideal time to replace parts or perform maintenance on your boat that you haven’t had a chance to do until now. Whether your boat has a number of nicks and engine problems, or if you simply want peace of mind that it remains in a good condition, now is the time to schedule a complete check-up. Call a trusted Maine boat maintenance service to schedule a full winterization and inspection of your boat.

    Saving For a New Boat
    If you’re thinking of buying a new boat, winter is the time to explore your options and save up for your investment. Talk to a new and used boat sales specialist about the latest models. With the right knowledge and adequate money saved, you’ll be able to hit the waves in style as soon as the ice melts.

    Planning Your Next Trip
    Have you been considering a trip down the coast, but haven’t had the time to draw up a proper itinerary? There is no better time than winter to make arrangements for your next boat trip. Arrange plans with friends, make reservations, and plot your navigation route while you wait for the weather to warm up. For fisherman, winter is ideal for researching new fishing spots and techniques.

    At Moose Landing Marina, we understand that winter can be an agonizing time for the boat enthusiast. That’s why we offer boat storage and maintenance all season long. To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (207) 693-6264.

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