Tips for Storing Your Boat

Are you a boat owner, and are looking into storage options for the winter weather? You’ll want to make sure you correctly prepare your boat for storage so that when you use it again next season it is in great shape and ready for the water. Whether you’ll be storing it inside or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for storing your boat. Preparing your boat  now can save you lots of time later!

Here are a few more tips for storing your boat. If you follow these, your boat will be ready to go out on the water 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 boat storage and how we can help! Even though our Fairless Hills PA storage facility is not equipped with boat storage space, our on site experts can answer your seasonal storage questions. Find a self storage for your boat supplies with us!