The summer months are fast approaching, and you’ll want to have your yacht ready when that first beautiful, warm weekend finally arrives. Even if you live in an area that enjoys warm weather all year long, you need to do some annual maintenance to your boat to ensure a safe and fun boating season with family and friends.
Just like your kitchen is the heart of your home, your galley is the heart of your yacht. Fill the propane tank, and clean the stove. Check each burner to make sure it is working properly. This is also a good time to clean and refresh the microwave and refrigerator. With the online Sub Zero service locator Miami experts that can do repairs are easy to find if your appliances aren’t functioning properly. Remember to stock the galley with plenty of liquids and snacks.
Just like spring cleaning the house, your boat needs a little TLC. Use a mild detergent to wash the deck, hull, and topside. Make sure that all of the drains and scuppers are clear. Use a coat of wax to protect the finish and keep your boat looking clean longer. Finish up by cleaning and polishing any metal fixtures or hardware with a good metal polish. Clean windows and hatches like you would your home windows, and check for spare parts and tools. Replace anything that is missing.
The Water System
Nothing ruins an outing on the boat with friends and family quicker than a faulty water system. Begin by flushing the water tank. Inspect the water system for any potential leaks or problems, and make sure it is operating properly. Make sure the hot water tank is working, and check and clean the shower. If you find any problems with the onboard water system, have a professional do a thorough inspection and make any necessary repairs before your first adventure.
Now that your yacht is cleaned and fully functioning, you are ready for some fun in the sun. Knowing that you have taken care of everything on your annual check list will help you sit back and relax during that time you have with friends and family out on the sea.
You may not have a lot of money to spend on a fancy vacation this summer but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time. There are many budget friendly things you can do to kick off the summer and keep the fun going all summer long. All you need is a little creativity and the willingness to have a good time no matter what.
Summer is the perfect time for picnics. All you need is a park with tree covered areas and the fun begins. Pack sandwiches and drinks. Bring along a big blanket and let the good times roll. There’s something magical about sitting under a big tree eating delicious sandwiches with people you love. The summer is all about making special memories. Don’t let money interfere with summer fun and the ability to make powerful memories.
Going to the pool is a fun activity for everyone on those hot summer days. Make a family day of it. Pack your floats and pool noodles and head out. Bring cold drinks and small snacks and you’ve created another fun summer event. This is a fun low maintenance event that’s not hard on your wallet. There’s no need to dig deep to have big fun. You won’t need any special equipment either. No bottle labeler will be required for this fun event.
Nothing screams summer fun like a backyard barbecue. Decide on the menu and get an early start. If you decide to BBQ at the park, pack your food and tools and take the family to the park for a day of fun and BBQ. We all know how good BBQ smells during the summer time. Our mouths water just smelling the charcoal and the food cooking on the grill. This is a budget friendly activity that will make everyone’s tummy happy and create a delicious summer memory.
Don’t let money stand between you and summer fun. Get out there and have some fun. Be creative. There are so many things that you and your family can do to have a good time without spending a ton of money. The summer is made for fun. Go to the pool. Cook out at the park, or have that fun picnic. The sky is the limit when it comes to summer entertainment. Jump into the fun before the magical days of summer are gone.
I don’t know about you but I’m definitely doing something fun and memorable this summer with the fambam. We may not have the luxury to travel or be in the famous beach right now, but this list here of simple and cheap activities you can do for summer deserves a thumbs up. Hooray for a practical mom like me! A special shout-out to popsugar.com for the cool idea. (This is actually a continuation of what I wrote here.)