We all know how absurd it is to think about getting the boat back in the water when its not even march yet… Oh and by the way there happens to be 2 feet of snow on the ground if you’re in the New England area. I speak for myself when I say I need a kick in the ass to start thinking about spring commissioning with anything that has to do with an engine in the water. Believe it or not, now is the best time to get things rolling. Scheduling spring maintenance early will prevent most if not all issues when it comes time to set sail. Lets face it, when the time does come we all want the boat in the water yesterday. We (and by “we” I mean most people) also come to the marina with a laundry list of items we want done within a short time period and the reply is probably something like “you’re in the schedule about two weeks out”. When a customer calls the marina before the big rush, people seem to handle the situation in a more relaxed and controlled way. AKA the way we like it! Also a helpful tip would be to ask your marina or service location if they offer any discounts for early scheduling as they tend to push for this to avoid the “big rush”. They are not always advertised, so please ask.