Ever head out on the lake only to have something embarrassingly simple go wrong on you. Broken fuel line, fouled spark plug, or shortage of engine oil, don't let maintenance stop you dead in your wake. One should keep the boat up to snuff to enjoy trouble free boating. If you don't have the know how or the time to do it yourself, hire a qualified mechanic to do it for you. Remember that maintenance also prevents major repairs, and that maintenance is also a lot cheaper than a major repair.