September 14, 2015

Storing Your Boat During the Winter

Are you thinking about storing your boat over winter? 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. This includes making preparations for the cold weather, and cleaning the boat. Whether you’ll be storing it indoors or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for storing your boat during the winter.

Here’s a list to get you started:

Storing your boat during the winter

Here are a few more tips for storing your boat during the winter:

-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

 

Although our facility does not offer boat storage as an option, we can help you store your belongings in our storage units. Stop by our office today to learn more!