Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about buying a trailerable boat and inspecting it on its trailer. Last month we looked at the hull, keel and transom. Here we’ll look at the engine, deck hardware, steering gear, the electrical system and more.
The splash well on outboard boats is designed to prevent the water that comes over the transom cutout from entering the boat.
Many buyers have the misconception that shopping for a trailerable boat (16 to 25 feet) is easier and involves a less-detailed inspection than when purchasing a larger vessel.
How to Choose Marine Electronics
Boaters looking to buy electronics have more shopping choices than ever. In addition to traditional full-service marine electronics dealers, there are Internet-based sellers, big-box stores and mass retailers offering equipment at attractive prices. But you should understand that while buying from discounters can save money initially, it could cost you more in the long run.
Don't wait until the last minute to prepare your boat for spring
Before you launch
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