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Boat Detailing Tips: Winterizing your Boat

Boat Detailing Tips - Winterizing your boat If you want to ensure that the next year’s boating season goes through smoothly like this year, then you must consider detailing your boat which is the best way to keep your boat in good shape. Although it is true that winterizing the boat is not a fun activity, boat winterizing does not have to be a difficult task especially if you approach the idea with a plan. Let us consider some of the important boat detailing tips which you must follow for winterizing your boat.

5 Boat Winterizing Tips

  1. One last trip: Before you put your boat away till the next boating season, you must consider taking one last trip and during this trip you are being observant of your boat. Take notes on the parts you want to repair, replace or modify.
  2. Unpacking and Cleaning: You must definitely unpack your boat which include: taking out the pots, pans, icebox, taking out remaining food, and airing out cushions and pillows. Once all the gear has been taken out of the boat, it is time to scrub it completely from front to back.
  3. Air it Out: After cleaning the boats, it is important to keep all the interior doors and windows open so that it will allow quick drying of the surfaces and will also allow fresh circulation.
  4. Engine system: Winterizing your boat is not complete until you take care of the engine system. Top off the tanks and stabilize the fuel. Changing the engine oil is a must and all the filters must be replaced as well.
  5. Anti-freeze: You must always ensure to use a non-toxic anti-freeze in air conditioning pumps, sump pumps, fish wells and in bilge pumps after cleaning.

If you do not carry out the boat winterization in the right manner, you will not be able to enjoy the next boating season. If you are having trouble carrying out winterizing your boat at home, you can take the help of your mobile auto detailer. Also, you can ask your professional detailing expert for tips regarding carrying out the winterization of your boat effectively.



7 Responses to “Boat Detailing Tips: Winterizing your Boat”

  1. […] Winterize your boat properly before putting it into storage. Whether you have an inboard or an outboard engine, you have to make sure that your boat stays in good working condition throughout the long winter months. Get rid of all the water that may have accumulated in the nooks and crannies of your boat. Moisture can eat away at the paint or encourage corrosion. […]

  2. […] your boat has been sitting in storage for the past several […]

  3. Your first step in winterizing should be to make a checklist of all items that need to be accomplished. Check the owner’s manual of your boat for manufacturer’s recommendations on winterization.

  4. Hi, we agree with your initial steps. Do you provide assistance to your boat owners? ~ Annette

  5. […] to think of ways to ensure that it will be in tiptop shape when you finally take it out of storage. Winterizing your boat engine is all about protecting it from the damage that may be caused by harsh weather conditions. […]

  6. […] Winterize your boat properly before putting it into storage. Whether you have an inboard or an outboard engine, you have to make sure that your boat stays in good working condition throughout the long winter months. Get rid of all the water that may have accumulated in the nooks and crannies of your boat. Moisture can eat away at the paint or encourage corrosion. […]

  7. […] a regular boat detailing schedule will go a long way toward preserving the beauty, functionality, and resell value of your […]

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