When was the Last Time You Did a Boat Trailer Inspection?

Many boat owners make the mistake of regularly inspecting their boat for issues, all while completing forgetting about doing a boat trailer inspection.

 

Don’t let a great day at the lake go sour because of boat trailer issues! Instead, check these 5 things before heading to the lake:

 

  1. Trailer Tires

Just as you would regularly check the tires on your tow vehicle, don’t neglect to check the tires on your trailer. Trailer tires have a life of 2-3 years – and 3 is pushing it! Be sure to look for any dry rot or splitting to avoid accidents on the road that can cause costly damage to your boat and trailer.

 

  1. Trailer Brakes

Whether your trailer has electric brakes or surge brakes, take a moment to take a short drive around the block and make a hard stop. Do the brakes feel strong? If not, take your trailer into your local boat dealer for a complete boat trailer inspection. Faulty brakes are not to be messed with!

 

  1. Trailer Chains

Chains can easily get worn down or damaged from dragging on the ground or going in and out of the water, so be sure to give them a once-over before pulling the boat trailer. Quick tip: when hooking up the chains, crisscross them under the tongue. The chains act as a backup plan should something ever happen to your coupler and the chains need to catch the tongue of your trailer.

  1. Trailer Electrical System & Lights

Once of the most obvious boat trailer issues is having a light out – and it will earn you a ticket if you get pulled over for it! Check lights each time you use the boat trailer, and be sure to check all electrical connections and wiring for corrosion, dry rot, or cracking.

  1. 5. Trailer Bunks, Rollers, Bow Stop

Sometimes these tiny components get overlooked, so when doing a boat trailer inspection, be sure to see if these are in good working condition. Trailer rollers and bunks cradle your boat on the trailer, so you want to make sure the bolts haven’t rusted out. Bow stops are also vital to loading your boat properly.

 

If you are in need of a full boat trailer inspection in Lewisville, Texas, be sure to bring your trailer into Buxton Marine Lewisville! Our service department will be happy to give your boat trailer a thorough inspection, point out any issues, and perform the necessary repairs.

 

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5 Wakesurf Mistakes to Avoid – Buxton Marine Lewisville

Whether you’re cruising on Lake Lewisville or making waves at Cedar Creek Lake, you can rest assured that your brand new Nautique boat is built for fun.

And you know what’s fun: wakesurfing!

If you’re new to wakesurfing, here are 5 common wakesurf mistakes to avoid:

 

  1. Don’t Go too Fast

When wakesurfing, the boat doesn’t need to be going as fast as it does when you’re wakeboarding, skiing, or pulling a tube. While wakeboarders generally wakeboard at higher speeds (as do skiers), you’ll want to ask your driver to keep the boat around 10 mph – maybe even more like 9 mph depending on your skill.

 

  1. Don’t Try to Stand Up Too Soon

Here’s another one of our common wakesurf mistakes to avoid: standing too soon. Before the boat accelerates, just lay back in the water and relax. The back of your heels will be resting on the board and you’ll be holding onto the rope. As the boat begins to pull you up, you’ll feel the board come toward your feet and your feet begin to stand on the board at the same time. Resist the urge to stand too soon. Remain squatted with feet a comfortable distance apart until you’re fully balanced on the board.

 

  1. Don’t Get the Wrong Gear

Don’t assume that your wakeboard or ski rope is going to work well for wakesurfing too. Wakesurf ropes are generally shorter, have knots to pull and hold on to, and are made to maximize the ride. Likewise, look into getting a decent wakesurf board that will make wakesurfing easier for a beginner than if you attempt to use a regular surf board.

  1. Don’t Hold Onto the Rope the Whole Time

Once you’ve got your balance and feel some slack in the rope, it’s time to give real surfing a shot! Don’t be afraid to throw the rope back into the boat once you feel comfortable; the wake will propel you!

 

  1. Don’t Give Up!

If you don’t get the hang of it the first time, one of the biggest wakesurf mistakes you can make is to give up! Watersports enthusiasts of all ages love wakesurfing because it’s easy on your body and easy to keep giving it a try without hurting yourself. Have fun and remember these wakesurfing tips from Buxton Marine to get you on your way! And as always – if you’re in the market for new wakesurf boards, wakesurf ropes, or a brand new Nautique to wakesurf behind, Buxton Marine has you covered as the best boat dealer in Lewisville!

 

Good times ahead!

The Perfect Family Boat: Why You’ll Love the Nautique Super Air GS20

Nautique already had a stellar lineup of amazing, pro-quality boats, and just when we didn’t think it could get any better, Nautique added the perfect family boat: the Nautique Super Air GS20!

 

Don’t let the term “family boat” fool you! It’s not low on power or features, it just happens to have the perfet amount of versatility for any array of watersports your family might want to enjoy: wakeboarding, water skiing, wakesurfing, tubing, and more. Here’s why we think you’ll love the Nautique Super Air GS20:

 

  1. Stellar Features

As you’d come to expect from Nautique, the features on this thing are second to none. We’re swooning over the Linc Panoray touchscreen that controls everything on your boat with the touch of a button. Don’t want to take your hand off the helm? Just use the knob to the right of the throttle to effortlessly make adjustments.

 

  1. Manageable Size

The GS20 brings the best of the larger G series and puts it in a smaller package. At 20’, the GS20 is easier to handle but still big on power. It creates the perfect surf wave with easy to manipulate controls and it also gives you a beautiful, signature Nautique wake – all in a size that suits a family boat well.

 

  1. Innovative Tri-Hull

Want the best pull for all of your watersports? The Nautique Super Air GS20 provides it with an innovative new tri-hull. The tri-hull creates a soft pull perfect for skiing, but also makes all your watersports a breeze.

 

Ready to take the new Nautique Super Air GS20 out for a test drive? Give Buxton Marine Lewisville or Buxton Marine Long Cove a call today to set up your private test drive and see why Nautique is the best watersports boat out there! We’d love to get you out there for skiing on the early morning glass – so bring your favorite tow rope and we’ll bring the coffee!