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winter boat storage
September 14, 2015

Winter Boat Storage

Do you own a boat, and are looking into winter boat storage? You’ll want to make sure you correctly prepare your boat for storage so that when you use it again it is in great shape and ready for the water. Whether you’ll be storing it inside or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips on winter boat storage. Following these steps will save you time next season and make it easier to get back out on the water!

Here’s a list to get you started:

winter boat storage

Here are a few more tips on winter boat storage to help keep your vehicle in good shape!

-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 our office today to learn how we can help you store your boat for the winter!