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Preparing your Galeon for Spring


Spring is around the corner and that means yachting season will soon be on the rise. With many boaters prepping their vessels for the warmer weather, we want Galeon owners to be ready to start new adventures on the water as well. To aid in the process, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks below to make getting your Galeon back on the water as seamless as possible.

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    Safety First

    Safety is the number one priority any yacht owner should consider before going out on any journey. Before leaving for your next destination, be sure there are adequate amounts of life jackets and inflatable rafts aboard. In addition, double-check expiration dates on fire extinguishers and flares. Testing navigation equipment, two-way communication devices, and navigation lights are also recommended. Having an up-to-date first-aid kit on your Galeon is also a strong suggestion.
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    License and Registration

    One item that may be overlooked is the registration on your vessel. Be sure to check that your Galeon’s registration is current, and your insurance coverage is what you desire. If a captain is hired, make certain that their license is also active, along with any type of fishing license for potential anglers aboard. If you are considering a new policy, the team at Newcoast will furnish you with additional options.
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    Inside Your Galeon

    Besides safety equipment, there are other items worth checking to ensure your upcoming trip is hassle-free. To be sure your Galeon is ready on the inside, it is recommended that the following items are examined or tested:

    • Battery
    • Interior lighting
    • Belts
    • Cable and hoses
    • Waterlines and plumbing
    • Electrical panel and fuses 
    • Appliances 

    If preferred, MarineMax has professional technicians that will perform maintenance checks and more. To schedule an appointment, call, visit a MarineMax location, go to MarineMax App and make an appointment.  

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    Outside Your Galeon

    Examining below the waterline can often be a task, especially if your Galeon is located in deeper waters. However, it is highly recommended to inspect propellers for any signs of wear and tear, such as pits, dings, cracks, tangled seaweed, or any other sort of damage, as this can have a negative effect on the drivetrain and cause unwanted vibration It’s also recommended to check bearings, test if any drain plugs are loose, and see if there is any damage to the hull.
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    Are you Stocked for Your Adventure?

    Sunscreen, toiletries, provisions, cameras, and more—these are just a few of the many items to have aboard on a journey on the water, no matter how long the length of time is. Consider making a list far in advance to pre-plan and prepare. If you are working with a trip coordinator or personal chef, be sure to inform your crew ahead of time as well. In addition, don’t forget to ask guests what they may need to make their trip just as enjoyable. 


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