It’s coming up to that time of year when boaters need to think about Fall and Winter storage. Contain Your Stuff Nanaimo is the best place you can choose to store your boat, Seadoo or other watercraft. Just minutes from the ferry and boat launches, there is no better option. Here are some great boat storage tips to help you when it comes time to store.
This is the time to really check the performance of your boat and take note of what needs to be repaired or replaced. Damages to the hull can also worsen while in storage. Then book the repair service now so you will be in good shape for Spring.
After you haul your boat out of the water, immediately remove the bilge drain plug. Then thoroughly scrub your boat’s hull and decks to remove any gunk, grim, slime, or barnacles. Make sure to give it plenty of time to dry before putting it into storage.
Fill up your gas tank and add a gas stabilizer to reduce the possibility of condensation. Remember to check hoses, belts, and clamps, and flush your coolant system while you are at it. If necessary, add antifreeze, and remember to change your engine oil and replace all your filters.
Clean out the head and other areas, and run non-toxic antifreeze through the intake lines, y-valve, macerator, and discharge hose. You may also want to drain your fresh water tanks and water heat, and add the antifreeze to your plumping.
Store all electronics, especially your battery, in a warm, dry place. Remove any corrosion on the battery terminals and grease them lightly. Charging the battery prior to storage is a good idea as well.
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