Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center has experienced and passionate staff that love boating and being on the water. Many of their staff members try to practice green or environmentally friendly boating practices so they can have fun on the water and feel good about not harming the environment. There are some simple tips that boaters can follow to keep boating green and clean. Many of the folks at Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center follow tips like these.
- Spill-proof oil changes. Oil changes are necessary but can get messy easily, causing harmful oil to get into the environment around the boat. Using an oil change pump to transfer the oil will help prevent spills. Make sure to always use a spill-proof container to store the oil in and wrap an absorbent pad or plastic bag around the oil filter to prevent spills into the bilge.
- Never add soap. Not only is adding soap to fuel or oil spills to disperse them illegal; it is very dangerous to the environment.
- Know where to clean. Keeping the maintenance and cleaning of the boat at the boatyard or dry storage area will help prevent chemicals from getting into the water and causing harm. If there is any work that needs to be done while out on the water, minimize the harmful impact by containing waste with tarps and vacuum sanders to collect debris and drips.
The staff at Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center can offer new and experienced boaters many suggestions to reduce the impact boating has on the environment. There are many small steps boaters can take to help prevent and reduce harm and boat greener.