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After winter storage here are a few things to check before use.

engine and drive fluids
battery age , battery fluid,connections,terminal ends, battery tie downs.
steering system, checked for operation and lubed.
BILGE PUMP OPERATION both in auto and manual modes.
Make sure no critters made a home in the boat.
lights and associated equipment in working order ,horn (air or elec)
remove prop and check for any debris and grease prop shaft any/all fittings.
CHECK ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT ,vest connectors,flares, portable VHF,anchor line(remove all and examine for damage,(cuts, erosion, rubs)
portable bailing device(bucket/ice chest, etc)
test run on land making sure all system are working and nothing leaking from motor area. install drain plug and fill with water to check bilge hose for clogs(pump may sound llike it`s running but won`t be pumping out)
Above all have a Safe Boating Season.
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