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Boating season is over, the winter has arrived, it's time for winter storage, get your boat ready this winter season, with our winterizing tips! Prevent damage to your boat against this cold weather! Follow our Winterizing guide.
Storing your boat for the winter season sound like hard work, you have to find a storage facility if you don't have space of your own, but this is very important for all boat owners, to protect their boat during the long winter. Boating season is fun, exciting, and filled with adventure, so when its time for winter storage we all feel a little sad knowing boating season is over, but once the winter comes to an end, your boat will be ready for the waters, after following our guide to winterize your boat, you can remove your boat from winter storage knowing it is in top shape and ready for summer.
We all love our boats; it is part of a journey that brings so much joy and happiness. When it comes to winter, we need to protect our vessel from "winter weather conditions" So many questions, especially if it is your first time preparing for winter. We will be looking at different types of winter boat storage, winterizing your boat, and many more.
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Winter weather is different all around, from snowing to raining, so depending on your area's winter weather conditions, this option might work or might not work at all. Leaving your vessel in the water during winter is not recommended. There are many risks to think of, for example, sinking, storm damage, and blisters.
This option is the most cost-effective; if you have space for your boat, then go for it. However, this is not the most preferred option as leaving it out and dry without any protection in bad weather conditions can damage your boat. You can avoid damages by maintaining the vessel and keep it well protected.
Storing the boat inside a covered area can be expensive unless you have the covered space in your backyard. Storing indoors is considered the safest option, according to many "boaters."
Boats must have a proper stand for storing. Trailers with adjustable rollers or pads can adapt to different crafts, making storing safe and comfortable. Maintain your trailer by cleaning it and use trailer corrosion protectant
It is crucial to winterize your boat before winter. No matter the type of storage you choose, this is still a "must-do" whether your vessel is indoor or outdoor; winterization is crucial and highly recommended.
Prepare your boat, Give it a good wash after you have taken your boat out for one last ride, remove salt from your boat, and engine by flushing your engine and wash your boat with marine soap!
Keep your boat protected in the winter months
If you leave your boat in the water:
It is all about "TLC" tender love and care when it comes to our boat. Batteries are essential components of the vessel. As a boat owner, you must prepare your batteries before winter and maintain them during winter.
There are two options when it comes to your battery:
Regular maintenance during winter is essential to ensure your battery safety and have it ready to use for the summer season.
Check your user manual for specific instructions.
Meter readings: digital-battery-meter
Follow your Instruction Manual for specific instructions
Oil Change: Wrench (to fit drain plug) or Pump to remove oil; Oil container; Fresh oil; New filter; Filter wrench
Cooling System: Wrench (to fit drain plug); Container for water; Freshwater; Antifreeze
Engine: Fogging oil; Spark plug wrench
Fuel Tank: Fuel stabilizer; Tape to cover vent
Batteries: Wrench or socket to remove cables, Battery charger, battery meter
Drive Belts: Wrench or socket
Inboard Drive: Transmission oil; Wrench or socket (to fit drain plug); Container for used oil; Fresh transmission oil
Sterndrive: Screwdriver to remove plugs; Container for old oil; Fresh oil; Power steering fluid; Power tilt fluid
Outboards: Screwdriver to remove plugs; Container for old oil; Fresh oil; Power steering fluid; Power tilt fluid
Propeller: Socket or wrench for prop nut
Finding a storage facility, to store your boat is important to protect your boat against freezing temperatures, and if you have a trailer, it is important to protect your trailer as well, with all our tips and guidelines your boat will be ready for the summer, prepare your boat, store your boat, remove all the dirt from the boat before you apply the corrosion protectant, fogging oil, wax, etc. Use your owner's manual for specific instructions! Preparing your boat for the winter is hard work, but definitely, worth it. We hope this blog is helpful! Drop a comment if you would like to add anything, and you find this blog to be helpful.
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