How to Pack Your Boat Away for the Winter

a boat on the lake that enjoyed winter boat storageWhile we may live in the desert, many people in the area own boats to enjoy summer outings in nearby surrounding lakes. Avoid your boat taking up your driveway real estate during the off season with our secure and accessible boat storage services. The key to making sure your boat is stored safely, however, is to get the boat ready for the winter months.

Preparing Your Boat for Winter Boat Storage

Your boat needs to be prepared for winter boat storage so it will be in good condition and ready to use when spring arrives. To get your boat ready, the first thing you want to do is make sure it is clean and that all repairs are made. Wash the top, bottom, and deck and apply a coat of wax to the topsides.  Look for blistering if your boat is fiberglass, especially if it was on the water for a long period of time.  Dry out all canvas on your boat thoroughly, and remove the canvas for indoor storage when possible. Flush the boat’s cooling system if your boat type of boat that would benefit from boat storagehas a raw water cooling system, as well as the engine to remove dirt, salt, and corrosion.  Prepare the fuel system by topping off the tank to avoid condensation and change out your fuel filter if your boat is equipped with one. Add fuel stabilizer to the tank as well to make sure that your boat doesn’t develop any problems during its time in storage.

Choosing a Great Boat Storage Place

Once your boat is ready, you need to find the right place to keep it. AAA Self Storage is a safe and secure facility with controlled access through electronic gates and 24-hour camera monitoring. AAA Self Storage is the ideal place for boat storage all winter long. Contact us to learn more about our services or reserve your storage space today!