As a fisherman, you are only as good as the boat that will take you out to the fishing holes – be it the Murray River or the open sea. Your prized catch could be: South Australian cobbler, Queensland lungfish, flathead, barramundi, Murray cod, golden perch, black marlin, yellow fin tuna, and many more. Truth to tell, the Land Down Under offers a seemingly unending list of places for a beautiful catch, as many as its beautiful scenic area. But only as good as your fishing boat stays afloat.
Keeping your water vehicle in A1 shape is paramount. While outside beauty is a plus, making sure your boat is fully-functional is key.
In Tiptop Shape
Think of your boat as your armoured car to carry you right into the pitch of battle. Even if you don’t use that analogy, you’re bound to realise you need a boat to give you greater chances at going home with pride in your eyes. As sports enthusiasts know, there are just some parts of the water that yields more – almost like guaranteeing everyone get a catch. A dependable boat makes all these possible.
Thus keeping your boat in tiptop shape is a no-brainer – be it made of wood or fiberglass. Making sure your boat is protected via quality boat painting is a good start. So is rinsing your boat thoroughly with fresh water after every outing to the sea.
Keeping the Water Out
You see, the best way to prevent your boat from sinking is before you set sail, not when you’re on the water already. When the predicament is on you, it doesn’t even matter if your boat is insured. What matters most are the lives on deck.
Motor-driven boats need oil change, too, just like your car. It may vary but a good rule of thumb is to do it every 100 hours of use.
While you may not catch fish with just a boat alone, you will never reach the distance without one. This is why maintaining your boat to catch that fish of your dreams works wonders, or you will forever pine for that fish that got away.