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4 Common Boat Problems That Could Leave You High and Dry

Everything from hull issues, electrical problems, engine troubles, wear and tear on rigging, we dive into 4 common boat problems, and what you can do about them

If you own a boat, you’ll know there’s nothing like getting out on the water, hitting the throttle, and letting the wind blow your hair back. Exhilarating stuff.

And, with a couple of public holidays and long weekends coming up, we know you’re going to find every opportunity to hit the open water.

But it might not be all calm water. Like with any motorised or mechanical vehicle (especially one subjected to the elements), some issues will surface from time to time. But fear not, we’re going to break down some of the common boat problems possibly causing your breakdown.

 

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What are some common boat problems you might face?

How long is a piece of string?

This question comes to mind when wanting to make a list of common boat problems.

There are many places on a boat that can ruin your day on the water, sometimes even before you launch.

Want to keep ahead of any common boat problems before they surface? Check out our boat service schedule.

 

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A good boat is a sum of all its parts.

When everything on your boat is working well, the chances of issues cropping up are less.

So if we took the long list above, and segmented it, you’re looking at issues with the hull, electrical problems, engine troubles, and wear and tear on your rigging. 

Hull Issues

From water leaks to propeller damage, hull problems can compromise your boat’s integrity and seaworthiness.

Electrical Problems

Faulty switches, failing pumps, and faulty connections can lead to electrical malfunctions, leaving you stranded on the water.

Engine Troubles

Whether it’s running out of gas or dealing with sputtering engine failure, engine issues can quickly turn a pleasant voyage into a frustrating ordeal.

Wear and Tear on Rigging

Excessive vibration, worn-out spark plugs, and damaged stringers can all contribute to wear and tear on your boat’s rigging, affecting its performance and safety.

Prevention is often better than cure. So by keeping an eye on your boat and its components, you could most likely resolve something before it turns into a problem.

Read our 11 Crucial Checks to Get at Your Next Boat Service.

 

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Find a great boat repair shop near you to fix common boat problems

By simply having conversations with others in the boating community, their word-of-mouth recommendations could put you in touch with a great shop. Online reviews on Google and social media are also good indicators of great service (or not).

Check out our helpful guide to navigating boat repairs.

And if you’re in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) we’d love to show you our workshop.

 

How to book a service or boat repairs with Nauti-Tech Suzuki

It’s very simple to book a service with us. You can do so in any of the following ways:

 


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