Enjoy your summer! When your watercraft isn’t performing the way you expect it to or isn’t working at all, let Midwest Boat Appeal take care of the repairs and preventative maintenance. We will get you back on the water, running smoothly. Our experienced technicians offer quality boat maintenance and repair, using the latest tools and diagnostic equipment to service your boat.



We Service Most Makes of I/O’s and Inboards


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Engine Maintenance Q & A

How often should I bring watercraft in for an oil change?

Every manufacturer is different, but we recommend every year during winterizing.


How often should u-joints be serviced?

Every 1 – 3 years depending on the model.


With an inboard engine, How often should the transmission fluid be changed?

It should be checked annually and changed every other year.


How do I prevent the lower unit from corroding?

To prevent external lower unit corrosion, anodes should be changed every 2 – 3 years.


How often should the water pump/impeller be replaced?

It is recommended to replace them every 2 years year.


If there is a small ding in the prop, Do I have to buy a new one?

Typically no, most props can be rebuilt to factory spec for much less than new.


How often should the engine be tuned-up?

Varies by model, but every other year is good practice.