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La Marina 31, located on the shore of the beautiful Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, offers services for all gas and diesel boats. Should your boat or jetski need repairing or replacing of parts or if you are looking to sell or purchase a used boat, you need not look any further. Our professional and knowledgeable staff can help you with all your boating needs.

Boat Repair in South West Florida

As service manager of a large marina in South West Florida, I see many failures. Some of these fiasco’s can easily be avoided by a simple preventative maintenance to your vessel.

We have gorgeous waterways here in SW Florida and whether you are a fisherman or just like to cruise around in your boat, it is so important to keep your boat in tip top running condition. There is nothing worse than planning a day on the water with your friends and family, you pack up the boat, look snazzy in your new captains hat and viola, the boat is not running properly.

As a boat owner, boat repair is a must. Whether you are running your boat in fresh or salt water you must realize both bodies of water are corrosive to your vessel.

So what are some of things you can do to keep your boat running smoothly? If I can inform my customer of one thing to do to better keep their water craft in proper running condition, it would be keep an eye on all your fluids level,.  These fluids include engine oil, lower gear case oil and water or coolant levels.

If you are not sure where the fluids are located you can either check your owner’s manual for the type of oil recommended for your vessel as well as where they are located.  If you do not have an owner’s manual, you may be able to find the information online.  If you are opting to go online, just remember not everything you read online is true. The best thing would be to find a reputable dealer that can perform all boat repairs keeping your boat in fine running condition.

So have fun out there, wear your sunscreen and enjoy a day on the water here in beautiful southwest Florida.

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Boat Being Put in the Water at Marina 31


Importance of Changing Your Boat Bellows – Marina 31 Advice

In this video we see our fellow marine mechanic Chuck explaining why it is important to change your boat bellows every few months. It is definitely extremely important to do this because if you don’t it makes a massive difference when you are on the water. You can even get stuck in the middle of the water and in for a long wait for someone to help you out. Marina 31 in Fort Myers specializes in boat repair and we offer many services for your boat. Including helping to sell your boat and so much more.


Importance of Changing a Boat Propeller

In this video our marine mechanic Chuck does a quick showing of how to take out the old propeller in boat engine. Then he continues to explain the importance of why to keep up with maintenance on boat propellers. He also shows what an old propeller looks like compared to a brand new one that is not warn out.  Marina 31 in Fort Myers specializes in boat repair and we offer many services for your boat. Including helping to sell your boat and so much more.


Dangers of Ethanol Fuel – Marina 31 Advice

A Quick Explanation Why Not to Use Ethanol in Boat Carb Kits

Our marine mechanic Chuck is explaining the dangers of why not to use ethanol based fuel and how there is misconception of carb kits are ethanol safe. But that only applies to some not all carb kits. It is always good to know what is good for your boat and what is bad. In order to keep good maintenance on your boat it is extremely important to know even the small details that come along with taking care of your boat. At  Marina 31 in Fort Myers, we specialize in boat repair and offer many services for your boat. Including helping to sell your boat and so much more.