Mike TenEyck, P.E.
Saint George, UT
(208) 589-4660


Are you buying your first boat or need the best products for the one you have? This article has information which can help you find the right boat and the right maintenance products.

How to Find the Right Boat for You

There is a lot of enjoyment which can come from owning a boat. From taking off for a day of fishing alone to a weekend away camping trip with the family in a secluded camp site.  However, a boat is only useful if it's well suited. This article from TenEyck Distributing will help you choose the right boat for you.

The Boat's Main Purpose

If the boat's main purpose is to take you fishing, then a flat bottomed boat will be a good choice to allow you to access those hard to reach spots. If you are looking for thrills and water sports, then a speedboat is going to be


The first aspect that you will want to consider is just how big of a boat you want. If you have a family that you will want to take on the boat with you, then you are going to need something with a bit of size on it, possibly even a downstairs cabin or sleeping quarters. If you are just looking for something where you and a friend can take some beers out onto the lake, then you can spend the money you have on a high-quality small boat with inclusions. Alternatively, you could find something mid-range which works for both needs. The point is, consider how big you will realistically need it and don't go below it. Otherwise, you'll get stuck with a boat you don't use.

Can You Tow It?

Once you know the rough size of the boat, you want it's time to think about the car you have to tow it. Look through your owner's manual to find out the maximum weight you can tow. When considering your towable bat weight, remember that the boat won't be empty, so don't use the dealer's weighting. Items like fishing gear, emergency supplies, extra fluids, food, water, clothes, anything else left on the boat, etc. will all weight it down. Be sure that the trailer you use is well greased to make sure you can get from A to B. Click here to buy Synthetic Water Resistant Grease from TenEyck Distributing's online store. Alternatively, don't hesitate to contact them directly by calling (208) 589-4660 for help finding the right product for your needs.

What Are the Ongoing Costs?

Just like all vehicles, boats are not a set-and-forget affair. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The best place to find real information about the realistic ongoing maintenance costs is online boating forums.  Here you can read information from current owners along with exchanging questions and answers to help you made a more informed decision.

Can You Be Bothered?

Just because you can afford the maintenance costs, will you actually put the required time in?  This could be spending one day a week, a month, or even a year. Whatever the requirement is, be sure that you're prepared to commit to it.

How Safe Is the Boat?

The safety features on board each boat with vary depending on their size and function. When checking out potential boats, be sure to ask about any and all safety features available. These could range from long range radios to anti-slip stripping around the boat. The safer the boat, the better.

Where Are You Going to Store It?

Many soon-to-be boat owners sign the papers and then realize that their boat isn't going to fit in the garage at home. This leaves them will little choice but to keep it moored, often costing more money than they were expecting. When choosing your boat, be realistic about where you are going to keep it. If it is going to take up the entire garage, then you are likely to get annoyed after a short period and want to move it. Consider these frustrations before you buy.

Buy the Right Product for Your Next Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

These are great tips to help you on your way to boat ownership. Once you are enjoying your new toy, don't forget to keep up with regular maintenance. Only use high-quality products such as AMSOIL's 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil, which has been purpose designed for marine use. Click here to buy it from TenEyck Distributing's online store. If you prefer, call directly at (208) 589-4660 to speak with an expert.

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