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Preparing Your Boat for Storage

During the winter months, many boat owners choose to protect their vessels by placing them in a secure dry storage facility. A spacious storage unit in Mountain View will provide you with the capacity that you need to store your boat until you are ready to take your next outing in the spring. Before you bring your boat to the storage rental company, there are several steps that you will need to take to make sure that it is prepared. To help you get ready for putting your boat in a storage rental, here is a look at the steps of preparing your boat for storage. boat - storage

Take One Last Outing

Before you place your boat into a storage unit, you may want to head out on the water one last time. During your final trip of the boating season, you can take note of any mechanical repairs or other issues that need to be addressed around your vessel. By taking the time to inspect your boat while it is launched, you will have a better idea of how to get it expedition ready for the spring.

Perform a Thorough Cleaning

When you place your boat into storage, it should not be dirty or covered in seawater and other contaminants. After your boat hull has been lifted out of the water, you will be ready to clean it very thoroughly. Along with scrubbing the hull, you will also want to inspect and clear out the interior and head areas.

Protect Your Boat’s Engine

As a boat engine sits throughout the winter season, it may slowly start to deteriorate and develop mechanical issues. To ensure that your boat will be in peak performing shape after the winter storage season is over, there are a few preventative maintenance steps that you can perform. By topping off your gas tank, adding a stabilizer, and inspecting your belts and strainers, you can rest assured that your boat’s engine can withstand several months in storage.