The Boathouse Marine Center has been an Authorized Dealer and Service Center for 25 years. Our team has over 100 years of combined marine inboard motor experience servicing all boat and engine manufacturers including Mercruiser, Volvo Penta and Yanmar. We offer mobile, dockside service for all of South Florida from Lighthouse Point to Fort Lauderdale to Coral Springs.
We see a lot of inboards at our Pompano Beach marina that simply lack good preventive maintenance. Inboard engines and sterndrives require routine maintenance to extend their useful life in South Florida waters, especially those that are left in the water.
Simple and frequent inspection of installed sacrificial anodes (commonly referred to as Zinc’s) ensures that saltwater doesn’t attack your aluminum sterndrive. Routine inspections of manifolds, risers, bellows and other key components can prevent catastrophic engine failure. Other simple preventative maintenance such as maintaining your antifouling paint on the stern drive itself inhibits marine growth. This is critical as barnacles tend to form on the driveshaft, shift and exhaust bellows causing tears. These tears can cause both small and large leaks, however the subsequent repair bill is often large.
The technicians at the Boathouse Marine Center in Pompano are well versed in these simple checks and many more. With proper preventive maintenance, the we can maintain the dependability of your inboard and sterndrive preventing costly repairs. Detailed maintenance and storage schedules are available simply call us at 954.943.3200.