Winter weather is around the corner, and it is time for boat owners to prepare their boats for winter storage. Winterizing your boat is necessary to protect it through the upcoming severe weather and low temperatures and to prevent unpleasant surprises at the end of the off season, such as finding your boat filled with water or in a poor condition caused by storage mistakes. It is always best to conduct a search and locate storage units near me for convenience and to check up throughout the winter months.
Here are 3 big mistakes you must avoid:
Using travel covers for winter storage
Travel covers are destined to be used in the summer and are constructed in a different manner than winter covers, from materials that are not suitable for winter weather. They have a low pitch and do not utilize heavy-duty wood framed construction, such as winter covers, to be able stand up to heavy snow loads.
Ignoring the upholstery
In the absence of proper maintenance and winterization, your boat’s upholstery will freeze and become very susceptible to damage (cracks) caused by snow loads and improper traffic.
Leaving the boat`s battery connected
Any battery that is left connected while the device/ vehicle it powers is not in use will drain out and die. To keep your battery functional, make sure to disconnect it when you but the boat to storage and fill it up with distilled water.