Lewisville Boat Maintenance: 4 Tips to Help Your Engine Last Longer

Most boat owners consider their boat – whether it’s a Nautique, MasterCraft, Supra, Tige, etc. – to be a valuable asset. And with the investment, comes the inevitable Lewisville boat maintenance.

 

Many customers at Buxton Marine ask us if routine maintenance is necessary, and the answer is certainly yes. It extends the life of your boat and helps your engine last longer. However, there are some simple things you can do on your own to prolong the life of your boat engine:

 

Get Out on the Lake!

This is an easy one! Sure, you might have seasons when it’s more difficult to do so, but running the engine is an essential – and simple – way to extend the life of your engine. When an engine sits cold for too long, the oil and lubricant drains off of the components, making everything a little sluggish. Just get out to the lake on a regular basis, and your engine will thank you.

 

Ease into It

We’re all in a hurry to get out on the lake, but be sure to idle your engine for a few minutes after cranking it to help the oil warm up. Warming the oil helps the engine run more smoothly, without any stress on the components. If you throttle it too soon while the engine is still cold, it just creates more stress that could leave lasting effects.

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Plan to Cruise the Lake

When your Nautique boat is in cruising speed, it’s in its sweet spot. The engine isn’t the least bit taxed and everything is humming along perfectly. When you spend an extended amount of time at full throttle, you may not immediately notice any effects because the hours of boat use are unaffected. However, it’s just common sense that hours on the lake that are at higher RPMs are going to produce more stress on the engine than hours that are at cruising speed. Your boat is designed to take the higher RPMs, just make sure you’re balancing that with time cruising.

 

Flush the Engine

We know it’s a pain, but routine Lewisville boat maintenance includes flushing the engine after each day out on the lake. This avoids corrosion from deposits in the water and helps keep everything clean.

 

Have more questions about Lewisville boat maintenance? Give Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas a call today! Our service team is happy to offer suggestions for prolonging the life of your investment, and as always, we’re happy to perform any boat maintenance you need.

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New Skiing World Records Set Behind a Ski Nautique 200!

Want to waterski like the pros?!

 

Then the Ski Nautique 200 is the boat for you!

 

Buxton Marine – the best Nautique dealer in Texas – is excited to announce that no 1 – but 3 – new world records were recently set behind the Ski Nautique 200!

 

Nate Smith

Nate Smith was already the reining world record holder with 2.5 @ 43’ off, but he bested his own score this past May at the Swiss Pro Slalom Tournament with 3 @ 43’ off! When interviewed, Smith had this to say about his victory:

“Being able to practice behind the best boat in the world allows me to put up the best scores in the world. Nothing beats the Ski Nautique 200!”

Aliaksei Zharnasek

Trick skier Aliaksei Zharnasek also had a record setting day at the Swiss Pro Slalom Tournament. He put up a trick score of 12,610. Zharnasek is also a Nautique Team member and said that skiing behind the Ski Nautique 200 makes it easy since it’s simply the best. He has also won the World Championship 3 times.

 

Anna Gay

Another Nautique trick skier – Anna Gay – had a great day, setting the 3rd new world record of the day behind a Nautique boat. Her score was 10,880. She said being behind her Ski Nautique 200 made her feel at home, even when abroad. She’s been skiing since she was 4.

 

Probably equally as impressive, is that these were the 25th, 26th, and 27th ski records to be set behind a Ski Nautique 200, more records than any other boat!

Congratulations to these athletes on their accomplishments from Buxton Marine, the largest Nautique dealer in the world! If you want the best ski boat, then call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas today and ask about the Ski Nautique 200. We sell boats all over Texas, the Southwest, and beyond.

 

Wakeboard Boats for Sale: Why Choose Buxton Marine Lewisville?

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, we pride ourselves on bringing a customer experience like non-other.

We know when looking for wakeboard boats for sale that the options are endless. You have a choice when it comes to dealers, and we want to provide each and every customer with a fully integrated customer service experience that takes any guesswork out of the process. So here’s a little glimpse into why we are proud to say our customers choose Buxton Marine again and again when shopping for wakeboard boats for sale:

 

#1 Nautique Dealer in the U.S.

It’s no secret that Nautique is famous for the best wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market. As the #1 Nautique dealer in the U.S., we know the ins and outs of every boat, making sure that the boat you buy clearly fits your needs for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and any other type of watersports on the lake. Buxton Marine Lewisville exclusively sells new Nautique boats, so we specialize in the best.

Customer Service Beyond the Sale Date

Want to know what’s most important in our book?

The Customer Experience.

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, our boat buyers who are looking for wakeboard boats of rsale are customers for life. We consider them family. We not only want you to be satisfied with your purchase, but if there is an issue, we want you to bring it and let’s figure out the issue. Here are a few recent reviews from our customers that can attest to the care we take with each customer:

 

“I am from deep South Texas. Almost 10 hours away. Phil Smith has worked with me on transporting boats/parts to and from Buxton. He has honored service agreements, even gone out of his way to honor warranty agreements that other dealer would disregard or place responsibility on the customer. I honestly have to say that this is my favorite buying experience of all time.” – Frank G.

 

“Amazing dealer and an absolutely first class experience in every aspect…the team works with you in every aspect and takes care of everything.” – Gary M.

 

“I bought a G23 from Buxton a few weeks ago and I cannot say how impressed I am with this dealer. From management, sales, parts, service, and pro shop. I don’t ever do reviews, but these guys deserve it! Best customer service I have ever had!” – Randy R.

 

Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time or are an experienced boater, call Buxton Marine Lewisville today to experience the Buxton Marine difference! We know you won’t be disappointed.

Boat Buying Guide: 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Boat

Summer is here and it’s not too late to take advantage of a summer on the lake. But first, you’ve got to get a boat! If you’re new to boating, buying a used boat may be a great way to dip your toes into the waters of boat ownership. But not so fast! Before buying a used boat, be sure to check these 5 things:

 

  1. Trailer

Yes, the trailer is as much a part of the boat as the boat itself. If you’re hauling this boat to the lake every weekend, you want to know your trailer is in tip top condition. Inspect the wheels for signs of bearing grease or brake fluid leaks. Check the bunk for wear and tear. Don’t worry if you see a little rust; that’s completely normal.

 

  1. Cold Start

A cold start is simply cranking the engine for the first time in 24 hours. Be sure your boat dealer gives you the opportunity to run the boat with a cold start before purchase so that you can listen for any clanking, clicking, or humming noises that might occur upon cranking the engine. If you do hear noises, this is a sign of the oil pressure bleeding off in the engine or other engine issues.

 

  1. Engine Oil

Check the engine oil before buying a used boat by lifting the dipstick. The oil shouldn’t have any water separation (an indicator of head gasket problems), should be free of a strong gas smell, and should not be globby or gritty.

Beautiful 2016 Super Air Nautique G21 for sale now at Buxton Marine – your Lewisville Boat Dealer! 

  1. Engine Hours

We all know the lower the engine miles, the better the boat. However, don’t take the screen’s reading at face value. Be sure to check the hours before test-driving the boat and then after driving the boat to make sure the odometer is in good working condition and accurately portraying the hours.

 

  1. Electronics

Don’t assume because some electronics work, that all the electronics will work. Check all buttons and switches before buying a used boat. If some work and some don’t, you might be looking at faulty electrical wiring.

 

For years, used boat buyers have trusted Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas when buying a used boat. Each of our boats has undergone a lengthy vetting process so there are no surprises. Come see us today and let us find the perfect used boat in Lewisville for your needs.

THIS WEEKEND: Buxton Marine Long Cove Grand Opening Celebration!

Buxton Marine Long Cove at Long Cove Marina in Malakoff, Texas has been a long time coming, but we are excited to announce that our Grand Opening Celebration is THIS Saturday – May 27, 2017!

 

Don’t have plans for Memorial Day weekend yet?

What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than on the lake?!

Buxton Marine Long Cove will have plenty of grand opening events planned to keep you and your family busy!

 

Free Food and Tons of Fun!

The tents will be up, the coolers stocked, and the burgers and brats will be flying off the grill! Join the Buxton Marine Lunch Squad as we celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the grand opening of our new pro shop: Buxton Marine Long Cove. In addition to getting some free food, feel free to pick our brains on all things related to boating. The latest Nautique models, best wakesurf boards, and more.

 

Pro Shop Will Be Open!

After grabbing a burger and a cold drink, head inside and check out all the latest gear for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing, or just watersports in general. Buxton Marine Long Cove has everything you need to outfit your boat, and again, our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you might have.

 

Nautique Demos

It wouldn’t be a Buxton Marine Grand Opening event if we didn’t showcase the latest Nautique has to offer! Our beautiful 2017 boats will be out on the water for you to test-drive or catch some air behind PLUS we’re even offering surf lessons! Demos will take place all day Saturday and Sunday, so if you’re interested, be sure to RSVP with Michael Smith at Michael@buxtonmarine.com. P.S. Don’t forget your wakeboard, surfboard, or skis!

 

Buxton Marine is excited to open our brand new location at Long Cove Marina in Malakoff, Texas, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Good times ahead!

Looking for the Best Wakeboard Boat in Dallas? Look No Further than Nautique.

Whether you are new to recreational boating or have been around it your whole life, you know that Nautique’s reputation precedes it. And as the #1 Nautique dealer in the country, Buxton Marine can proudly say it is definitely the best wakeboard boat in Dallas – or on the market.

 

So what makes it so great? Here are a few fun facts about Nautique that might help you appreciate the quality, craftsmanship, and people that make this brand stand above the rest:

 

  1. Innovating on the Water Since 1925

You don’t want to buy the best wakeboard boat from someone who is new to the market, do you? Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft, which has been making innovations in boating for nearly 100 years. Ski boats, wakeboard boats, wake surf boats, coastal edition boats, etc. – Nautique is constantly working to bring you the best!

 

  1. Every Boat Starts as a Clay Model

Would you believe Nautique makes a clay model of each of its models before it’s ever released? Even more amazing, each of those models is handcrafted and shaped by Nautique’s Chief Designer, Steve Carlton.

Sample of a Nautique clay model. Photo Credit

  1. Nautique Holds 22 Waterskiing World Records

Yep – that’s right. The Ski Nautique 200 is the boat you want if waterskiing is your thing because it’s won 22 waterskiing world records! And while we’re at it, we might as well mention that Nautique G-Series has also won for Best Wakeboarding Boat and Best Wakesurf Boat multiple times. It’s a legacy of award-winning boats we can truly stand behind!

 

  1. Nautique Gives Back

Nautique not only makes the best wakeboard boats, but it also gives back to help others less fortunate. Nautique Cares is a charitable organization that has helped thousands around the world, with teams providing for those less fortunate in Haiti, Cambodia, El Salvador, India, and more. It’s a culture that builds great boats – and great people.

 

Ready to test-drive the best wakeboard boat in Dallas? Come out to Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to take one of our beautiful Nautique models for a spin today!

What Other Boat Expenses Should a Boat Owner Expect? – Buxton Marine

The weather is warming up in North Texas, and we’ve got our eye on the lake.

If you’re looking to take the plunge into boat ownership, it’s important to consider that there are more boat expenses involved than just the cost of your boat. Buxton Marine recommends that you evaluate your budget and make sure you have room to cover all of the costs below, before purchasing a new or pre-owned boat:

  • Insurance: It seems like every major purchase comes with insurance costs. You’ll want to make sure you insure your boat to protect your investment, and it will be absolutely required if you are financing it. Chances are, your Lewisville boat dealer can provide some insight into who will have the best rates in addition to other boat expenses in this realm.
  • Routine Maintenance & Service: In order to ensure your boat stays in tip-top condition, you’ll want to abide by the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. This generally means a 10-20 hour inspection, and then maintenance every 50-100 hours of boat time.

  • Gas: This boat expense is expected, but gasoline prices can add up, as you spend more time on the lake. Keep in mind that you’ll need to budget for gas for both your boat and your tow vehicle. Hopefully, you have kind friends who will pitch in to help!
  • Boat Storage: Maybe you are lucky enough to have a large garage or some other boat storage at your home. But for most Texas boat owners, boat storage at home is not an option, so you’ll need to budget in storage at a local marina or warehouse to cover boat expenses.
  • Registration: Don’t forget that you’ll need to pay annual registration fees for your boat and trailer!
  • Launch Fees: Many lakes require launch fees before entering the water. Keep this in mind so there are no surprises upon arrival.
  • Boat Upgrades: Already eyeing an upgraded sound system or other accessories? These features add up, so you’d be wise to add these all up front and wrap them into your cost or add gradually along the way.

 

Once you feel that you are ready to take the plunge into boat ownership, come and see us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville! Even if you’re still in the dream phase, we’d still love to visit with you! Our lot is full of beautiful boats from Nautique, Correct Craft, MasterCraft, and more. We are proud to be the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas!

 

New for 2017: Nautique LINC Panoray Display

There is so much to love about the new 2017 Nautique line, and one such feature that has caught everyone’s eye is the Nautique LINC Panoray Display. Let’s take an in-depth look into all that this fancy new gadget can do to make boating in Texas oh so much more fun!

 

Huge Touchscreen Display

When you enter one of the 2017 Nautique models equipped with the Nautique LINC Panoray Display, it immediately catches your eye! That’s because the screen is a whopping 12.4” wide, perfect for viewing all your boat’s settings easily in one convenient location. The touchscreen is intuitive, making adjustments seamless.

Nautique Helm Command Controller

Nautique provides options when it comes to controlling the boat the way YOU want. When you’re driving the boat and your hand is on the throttle, it may be difficult to move your hand up to the touchscreen. That’s why Nautique has placed a Nautique Helm Command Controller directly to the right of the drivers seat, providing another easy access way to control everything within your LINC Panoray System.

 

Intuitive Display with Everything at your Fingertips

Every setting on your 2017 Nautique boat – from the ballast to the speed – can be controlled on your LINC Panoray. The speedometer is central on the screen – allowing you to make adjustments in seconds – and every other setting can be fine tuned for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and so much more!

 

Save Individual User Profiles for Different Activities

The LINC Panoray System is able to store user profiles for all your different activities and riders behind your boat! Simply select the user setting you want to use and there are good times ahead with no guesswork involved!

 

Nautique Awareness Camera

Never take your eyes off the front of the boat with the use of the Nautique Awareness Camera, allowing you to see everything happening behind your boat within the LINC Panoray Touchscreen Display.

 

Ready to make 2017 the best year yet with a brand new 2017 Nautique boat?! Visit Buxton Marine – your Dallas Nautique dealer – to view our wide selection of 2017 boats equipped with the LINC Panoray System.

 

Good times ahead!

Join Buxton Marine Lewisville at the Dallas Boat Show!

Whether you are a current boat owner, in the market to purchase a new boat, or are just a boating enthusiast, the Dallas Winter Boat Show is the place to be!

 

Calling all Boaters

From February 3-12, Dallas Market Hall will be transformed into a boater’s paradise. The Dallas Boat Show seems to grow each year, and this year is shaping up to be spectacular. All the latest boats, all the latest boating gear, all in one place! It’s the perfect place to see all the boats and gear you are interested in, without driving around town to see them. Compare notes on your favorites, speak with knowledgeable sales professionals, then start enjoying the lake with the boat of your dreams.

 

Come See Us at The Dallas Boat Show!

As usual, Buxton Marine of Lewisville will be at the show, and this year we’ve upgraded our space to a HUGE booth in the Main Hall! To find us, head left from the entrance and you can’t miss our Buxton Marine booth. We’re excited about our new digs because it gives us plenty of room to spread out, showcase the latest Nautique models, and put together a huge pro shop display.

Pro Shop Discounts During the Show!

Need a new wakeboard? Buxton Marine is offering steep discounts on all of our pro shop gear during the Dallas Boat Show. That’s right – wakeboards, apparel, wakesurf boards, and more all at a fraction of the price! Here are just a few of our Dallas Boat Show Specials:

  • Boardshorts: Buy 1, Get 1 40% off
  • All 2016 Gear: Clearanced out at 40-70% off!
  • Purchase an Inland Surfer board and get a free Inland Surfer hat and board sock

 

The Dallas Winter Boat Show will be happening the next 2 weekends, so be sure to come by and see Buxton Marine of Lewisville! Full show schedule and ticket information can be found here.

Nautique G23 Wins Boat of the Year! – Buxton Marine

Recently, WakeWorld magazine did its WakeWorld Riders Choice Awards, which are a huge honor given the awards are chosen solely by wakeboarders, wake surfers, and boating enthusiasts from around the world.

 

Buxton Marine is pleased to announce that Nautique won in the following categories:

  • Wakeboarding Boat of the Year 2016 – Super Air Nautique G23
  • Wakesurfing Boat of the Year 2016 – Super Air Nautique G23

That’s right – the Nautique G23 won in TWO major categories!

Nautique continues to innovate, and it is that boating innovation that has allowed it to win Wakeboarding Boat of the Year for the last 4 years and Wakesurfing Boat of the Year for the last 3 years! In fact, Nautique is the ONLY boat that has ever won the wakesurfing award since the award’s inception 3 years ago!

 

If you are looking for a boat that can do it all, the Super Air Nautique G23 is the perfect choice. With performance second to none, the world’s leading wave riders turn to Nautique when testing out new techniques and attempting new feats. In fact, The Super Air Nautique G23 has one every major industry award since its inception. It’s just the legacy Nautique – and Buxton Marine – are proud to be a part of!

 

And have you seen the 2017 models?! Beautiful new boats with touchscreen controls, rear cameras, upgraded storage features for all the toys, class leading performance, and more. The Nautique G23 just keeps getting better and better every year.

 

Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas is YOUR North Texas Nautique Dealer! With a full stock of new and pre-owned boats in Texas, you are sure to find the boat of your dreams. Come by and see us today and let our knowledge team help answer any questions you have and take a Nautique out for a test drive.

Good times ahead!