August 3, 2017

Boat Storage Tips

Boat Storage Glen Carbon IL

Are you thinking of storing your boat away for the winter weather? You’ll want to make sure you properly prepare your boat for storage so that when you use it again it is in great shape and ready for the water. This will help make it much easier next season to prepare your boat for […]

Are you thinking of storing your boat away for the winter weather? You’ll want to make sure you properly prepare your boat for storage so that when you use it again it is in great shape and ready for the water. This will help make it much easier next season to prepare your boat for use! Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or at an outdoor parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips on the best storage procedures.

Here’s a list to get you started:

Boat Storage Glen Carbon IL

Here are a few more tips for storing your boat. Follow these tips and your boat will be in great shape for next season!

-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 more about how we can help you with your storage needs!

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