Preparing your Boat
Clean, Drain, and Dry your watercraft. Drain your bilge, ballast tanks, live wells, and any storage compartments. Dispose of any plants or critters away from lakes or rivers – and above the high water line. If you have an outboard or sterndrive engine, lower the outdrive on the engine to release any residual water. Inspections only occur during daylight hours and take only a few minutes if you arrive prepared! If you flush your engine at home and have special flushing adapters please bring those with you.
- Large or oversized commercially transported boats please call 888-824-6267, 72 hours in advance, to schedule an appointment because extra coordination may be necessary.
Boat Inspection Fees, Stickers & Wire Seals
Why the need for Tahoe boat inspections?
Clean, Drain and Dry your boat, canoe, or kayak after every use to ensure you are not transporting any unintended hitchhikers.
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