September 14, 2015

Tips for Storing Your Boat

Do you own a boat, and are looking into storing it away for the winter? Taking the time to prepare your boat now can save you frustration and time later. This will make it much easier to get back out on the water next season! Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for storing your boat.

Here’s a list to get you started:

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Here are a few more tips for storing your boat. Following these will make getting back out on the water easy!

-Wipe down boat to remove salt water

-Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air

-Open all drains to prevent damage from freezing                            ­

-Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics

-Change your oil filter and oil

-Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer

-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)

-Refresh the coolant system

-Spray with fogging oil

-Loosen or remove drive belts

-Disconnect battery

-Attach a proper winter cover

Stop by today to learn about how we can help you store your boat!