How To Winterize Your Boat Right
Winter is almost here and even though it usually does not get that cold in New Orleans, it is important that you get your boat ready for this time of the year and that you winterize it correctly. The best place for your boat is out of the water in a climate-controlled boat storage area. This, however, can be expensive. Shrink-wrapping your boat is another option to keep your boat protected, but, again, this is a little expensive.
What You Should Keep In Mind
If you decide to go with other more affordable options, make sure your boat is well covered with a tarp or some other sturdy cover. This way debris as well as animals will stay away from your boat. Make sure to flush all the water out of your vessel’s water intake systems. There are flushing kits available. You will also want to drain all the fresh water your boat may hold. Don’t forget to add fuel stabilizer to your tank before putting your boat up for winter. You should also empty the portable fuel tank. Just use the fuel in other vehicles such as lawn mowers or cars. Take a closer look at your control cables and grease them up before putting your boat away. You don’t want to forget to clean your bait well and fish holds. Last, but not least, check the owner’s manual of both your boat and motor for manufacturer’s recommendations on winterization.
If you are a new boat owner, perhaps you should consider hiring a professional to do the job. Contact the experts at Aqua Marine New Orleans. We have professionally trained technicians that will make sure your Yamaha Waverunner or NauticStar boat is ready for the weather. For more information visit: https://aquamarineneworleans.com/maintenance-and-repair/