R&M Marine, Inc./Boat Sales


                           17280 Boones Ferry Rd.    

                         Shop: 503-635-3626          Lake Oswego, Or. 97035           Sales: 503-502-9388   


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Mon-Fri 9-5:30 Sat: closed  Sun: closed BOAT SALES is a CALL FIRST!


Free From Fee Boat Consignment in Portland / Lake Oswego Oregon




"Quality Service at a Fair Price"






Winterization time is on Us!



Yes winter is coming soon and you need to be ready for it. Don't trust your garage to keep your block from cracking! We replace one or two engines every year from heated garages that are not so heated when the house has no power for a few days from the storm. You should also remember that this is the time for general service. Fluid and filter changes. Don't leave water in your drive lube or transmission all winter rusting things up. Find that kind of problem before it gets expensive. Your boat should be put away to sit for the winter with clean oils, new filters and fuel stabilizer in your full fuel tank. Fuel stabilizer will keep the fuel good for up to 14 months and helps keep water out of your fuel system. Our winterize package is tailored to your boat and boating needs. We service/winterize all brands of inboards (v-drive and direct drive) stern drives and outboards. If it makes your boat move we work on it.






Clean your boat for spring

 Cleaning your boat:

Grab your deck and hull cleaner, some people just use Joy dish soap since it is environmentally friendly; Joy may leave residue, however you can purchase the right cleaning supplies, right here at R&M Marine, Inc.  For stains and grime on your seats use a good quality cleaner, spray and let soak then take your Magic Eraser and start in! Follow the cleaner with mold cleaner/killer if needed, then wipe everything off with plain water and let dry.  Next use a vinyl protector, like Surface Guard. This feeds and keeps the elasticity to your vinyl. If you have teak make sure you brighten it then oil it for the up and coming season.   Finish off your boat with a nice coating of wax for the boat and polish all the metal. 


Inspect your boat Portland Oregon


Inspect your hull:

This is the time to look over the whole of your boat, paying close attention to the hull, look for scratches, gouges and blisters.  These things are most important to get fixed if at or under water line.  Check your bellows (rubber part where the drive connects) if they are hard replace right away.  While spider cracking may occur above water line this is not that big of a deal.  However if you have a Wake Tower look around itís base, if there is spider cracking there, this could be a issue.  Bring it in for reinforcements to be checked.  If your boat is an outboard make sure your bolts are tight and no dry rot noticed.  Check your anodeís to make sure they are corrosion free, if not take a wire brush to them. If there is major pitting call R&M Marine, Inc. for replacements (this is most important for moored boats).   If you banged your prop the prior year it is a good thing to have R&M Marine, Inc. check for prop shaft to make sure it isn't bent. Check for frayed ropes, missing fenders, window leaks, safety equipment (NOT OUT OF DATE), lights inside and out.  Also, if you have a cabin, make sure hose clamps and fitting are on and not getting corroded. Oh and you must not forget to clean up that tackle and make it smell gooooooood!


Things to do for boating in spring


Other to doís:

Put battery on a slow trickle charge for optimal charge, make sure terminals are clean and corrosion free. Do your oil change if you not in our program (we encourage our customers to do oil change/GP service at time of Winterize to save your pocket book).  Make sure all your hoses are connected inside the motor or Call R&M Marine, Inc. and schedule your Drive-up Drive-out de-winterize.  It takes around 20 minutes and your done, donít even unhook your boat. Check trailer lights, grease winch and swing tongue, look for corroded wires, inspect tires and pack bearings.


Best practice for boating is to be prepared for each family member, here is a start of your list add to it.

Boating in oregon, spring things to do to your boat.

















Mantain your boats in Portland Oregon

The above shows memory.  Impellors take a set when unused, they hold memory and don't open to suck up water.  Effect: over heat or worse.

Boat Maintenance water pump impeller

This Impellor is brittle, this goes beyond memory, dry storage is hard on these parts and with a lack of use they first get memory then become very brittle.  This is why you should be starting on hose and checking your water flow instantly.

When was the last time you did your

Water Pump Impellor?
Your water pump impellor has a life span of about 3-5 years and should be done as a part

of your maintenance on the boat.

ALSO when you first purchase a boat you should

do this first thing before running around a lot.

  This is the life blood of your engine, make sure it operates correctly.  The water pump

impeller is made of neoprene, this will become brittle over time, and can allow

breakage.  If your water pump fails to pump water, you may an expensive overheat or have to get

towed in. Don't let it be

you, don't risk your motors, it's an expensive fix if you blow your motor, so just get your

water pump done today! That way you wont waste your boating time, trying to get

the motor replaced, or rebuilt... Once the water pump is done write down the year it was

done then you know, and in three years you should get it done again.












Have you done your Bellows?

Did you know your bellows need changed every two years with Volvo Penta drives

and every 3-5 years with Mercruiser drive units? 

Have you done yours lately?

The bellows are a water seal and is the large black rubber tubing that surrounds the

u-joints and also protects the gimble bearing.  You can see these from the back of

the boat and is where the drive unit goes into the stern of the boat, if you see

cracking on these parts, you are at extreme risk of damage, bring your boat in immediately

 for replacement (R&R U-joint Bellows.)

R&M Marine, INC. believes in maintenance rather than repairs, there is a dramatic

cost difference. 




Remember Maintaining your boat makes for happy boats as well as happy boaters.



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