A broken engine belt can leave your boat dead in the water and you feeling frustrated. That’s why it’s wise to religiously follow your boat manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for changing belts.
It’s also a good idea to inspect your boat’s belts on a regular basis for cracks, frays and other signs of damage. Those small problems could turn into big ones that cause belts to break at what will probably be the most inconvenient time possible, if Murphy’s Law is any guide.
In fact, it’s smart to carry an extra belt or two on board so you can make emergency repairs on the water if necessary. After all, it can be a long time waiting for a tow.
Whether you’re looking for a 40-inch serpentine belt, are in the market for Chevy 350 belt sizes or need V-belts and serpentine belts for a variety of other engine makes and types, you’ll find them here at Bakes Marine. After all, we carry the world’s largest assortment of specialty inboard engine parts. We also have all the accessories you need, like idler pulleys.
If you don’t see what you want or have questions about the right belt or part for your engine, just call us toll-free or email us. We’ve been working on and playing in performance boats for more than 30 years and can give you expert advice.