It's a Drought, Without A Doubt!
West Sacramento, CA By: Victoria Parks
The summer season is here and the heat has kicked in! Temperatures are at an all time high for this time of year and this combined with low lake levels has caused for emergency drought situations all over California. Some counties are reporting running out of water in the next 8-15 days even.
With this in mind some boaters may still need to make repairs to their vessel as well as store it in a secure facility. Now is the time to do so as the lake levels are predicted to only continue to lower. T. Parks Marine is available for just these accommodations. Be it short or long hauls we're here for the job and promise to do it to the highest standards! T. Parks Marine also offers summer storage as well as year round storage for vessels in W. Sacramento, CA.
Occasionally vessels stored on lakes or at docks can have unfortunate encounters with storms. In the event your vessel is involved in such an event T. Parks Marine is ready to spring forth into action for any rescue or salvage that may need occur.
Still accidents and mishaps do happen and repairs may need to be made to your vessel. A good trick for saving money with a houseboat is to call a few of your boating neighbor and get together a date when multiple boats can be pulled out and serviced. Pricing can be split between all the boats resulting in savings in the hundreds of dollars. The savings alone can cover the costs of your yearly maintenance.
Another way of saving money is a maintenance log. A maintenance log is a spread sheet with different boat components listed. You check off the components you inspect and make notes on any items that may be of concern to you. By doing these inspections before the boat is used, you can track issues on your vessel before they become major problems. Logs also allow you to communicate problems to your mechanic or shop. A good mechanic can review a log and see inconsistencies that may indicate a larger problem.
We offer log sheets you can print out and free consultation on how to use them. Click Here.
Be Safe Out On the Waters!!!