Summer is winding down, signaling that time of year when we all must think about winterizing our boat so it's ready to go again in the spring. Storing your boat properly during those out-of-season months should be incorporated into your overall boat winterization plan, so read on for a few keys points to remember and 10 boat storage "must-dos."
If you plan on storing your boat outdoors during the winter season (and live in a cold weather climate), covering your boat to keep the snow off is a definite "must-do." There are just as many ways to do this as there are boat owners – some use wood frames and plastic tarps, others build PVC fortresses with fancy canvas covers, many boat owners shrink wrap their boats, and a few do nothing at all (which is not recommended). Each method has its advantage and disadvantage, but it all comes down to personal preference.
Check your owner's manuals for any special boat storage recommendations or winterizing procedures. And if you haven't done this before, seek out the help of an experienced friend or hire a professional.
Ten Boat Storage "Must-Dos"
Now that you know how to store your boat properly so it can survive the winter, you will be all set to go at the first sign of calm waters in the spring!
BONUS TIPS: Click here for 10 important tips to help your boat make it through the winter.
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