September 14, 2015

Tips for Properly Storing Your Boat

Winter is going to be here soon. Have you thought about how you’re going to store your boat? 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. Taking the time to do this now will make getting out on the water next season easier! Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for properly storing your boat.


-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 more about how we can help you store your boat!