Do you own a boat, and are thinking about putting it in storage for the 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. Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or in a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for storing your boat. Following these tips not only helps protect your boat, but it will save you time next season when preparing to use it again!
Here are a few more tips for storing your boat and keeping it in great 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
-Add a full tank of gas and a stabilizer to boats left for extended periods
-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)
-Refresh the coolant system
-Spray with fogging oil
-Loosen or remove drive belts
-Attach a proper winter cover
Stop by our office today to learn more about how we can help you store your items!
About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.