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    Key Features of the Manitou X-Plode

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The Manitou X-Plode is a pontoon boat for people who like their ride to be as smooth as it is fast. The X-Plode is all about performance, which is why it offers ultra-responsive control and up to a 300 horsepower engine. Keep reading for some of the key features of the Manitou X-Plode.

    Not only does the new Manitou X-Plode feature a sporty and comfortable helm chair, but it is also available in a brand new lime green color package. Additionally, the X-Plode offers the SRS Seating Group; this allows you to transform split rear seats into loungers so you can soak up the sun with maximum comfort. You will not have to enjoy your time in silence thanks to the X-Plode’s Bluetooth-ready radio and four speakers.

    For more information about the Manitou X-Plode and other pontoon boats, contact The Boat Locker. We are a Nashville based boat dealer that sells both new and used boats. If you would like to find out more about our services, feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (615) 834-2461.

    Essential Information for First Time Boat Buyers

    Last updated 5 months ago

    The decision to purchase a boat for the first time is a big one, so it always helps to make sure you are prepared for the task. There are many aspects to consider when browsing your options, and some may not be so obvious. Here is some essential information for first time boat buyers.

    When it comes to purchasing your first boat, consider the reasons you want to buy a boat. Think about what you will use it for, because different boats are better for different purposes. Do you want a boat that will allow you to relax on a calm lake and do some light fishing? Or would you prefer a fast boat so your family can go water skiing and tubing? Maybe you want a boat because you want to go fishing out in the ocean, or even go scuba diving. Different brands and models can serve these purposes to varying degrees.

    Before you make a purchase, think about how much time you will be able to devote to the maintenance of your boat; different materials need to be cared for in different ways. Many modern boats are made out of fiberglass, which is easy to maintain and typically just needs to be cleaned. They are also very durable. On the other hand, wooden boats are typically gorgeous, but they require a substantial amount of maintenance to stay that way. Consider the level of maintenance that goes into the boat before making a decision.

    The way a boat is powered also varies from boat to boat. Those that are powered by outboards provide the advantage of extra room at the expense of being less powerful. Inboards take up room onboard but usually offer more power than outboards.

    If you are planning on buying a boat for the first time, call The Boat Locker at (615) 834-2461. We are a boat and watercraft dealer that is based out of the Nashville area. Want to know more about our new and used boats? Feel free to stop by and see us or visit our website.

    Getting to Know the 2014 Manitou Pontoon Boat

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Many boating companies upgrade their models and release new designs each year, but the 2014 Manitou pontoon boat has reinvented the pontoon. Manitou’s new additions provide something for everyone. Watch this video to get to know the 2014 Manitou pontoon boat.

    The 2014 Manitou pontoon boat can be summed up in one word: versatile. The new models are designed so that you can bring all of your friends on board while being able to pull water skiers and tubers at the same time. The ride is always smooth and the handling is incredibly responsive. From the entry-level Aurora to the high-end Legacy, the 2014 Manitou pontoon boats do it all.

    The Boat Locker proudly serves the Nashville area with a variety of boats and watercrafts. If you are looking for a new or used boat in Nashville, feel free to give us a call at (615) 834-2461. For more information, please visit our website. 

    Wakesurfing 101 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Why wait until you can make a trip to the coast to get into surfing? With the right boat and a good wake, you can experience all of the thrills of riding the waves, smack in the middle of a smooth lake. Wakesurfing, an off-shoot of wakeboarding, is growing in popularity. Wakesurfers ride the waves created by specially-weighted boats with inboard motors and can even pull off tricks usually reserved for ocean waves. The Boat Locker explains the ins and outs of wakesurfing in this infographic. We have the boats and gear you need to try your wakesurfing skills on our Nashville waterways. Get your family and friends excited about hitting the water by sharing this information with them. 

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    Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Boat

    Last updated 5 months ago

    If you own a boat, your excitement will mount as the summer draws near; however, it is important to maintain your boat properly so it will be ready to hit the water as soon as possible. Here are a few summer maintenance tips for your boat.

    Fluids and Fuel
    If you did not change your drive lubricants, engine oil, or oil filter when you prepared your boat for the winter, you should do so before using it in the summer. Also be sure to maintain your engine oil, power steering, and coolant. Make sure that there are no leaks or damaged components to your fuel hoses or their connections. If you notice that your fuel hose feels soft or starts to crack, it must be replaced. Once you have ensured that everything is secure, test that the engine and exhaust systems are in proper working order.

    It is important to make sure that your boat itself is in good condition. Check to make sure the hull and propellers are free of cracks or distortions. Also inspect your propeller and make sure it is secure. Check all belts, hoses, and cables to make sure everything is secure and properly functioning. When you clean the hull and deck, make sure you avoid environmentally hazardous cleaning solutions. When it comes to your electric system, use a wire brush to clean your connections. Make sure your battery is charged and tested at the beginning of the season.

    Safety Gear
    Your boat should be equipped with charged and functioning fire extinguishers that are appropriate for your specific type of boat. You should also make sure that you have enough life jackets for everyone who may be on board and that they are all in proper working condition.

    For more summer maintenance tips for your boat, talk to the professionals at The Boat Locker. We provide the Nashville area with new and used boats and watercrafts. If you would like to know more about the boats that we have for sale, feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (615) 834-2461.

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