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Winter Time Tips for Maintaining Your Boat

Last updated 4 years ago

Ensuring that your boat is well prepared for the cold months ahead will give you peace of mind all winter long. To make sure your boat is in good shape when the ice melts this year, follow these winter boat maintenance tips.

Winterize Your Drive System
Winterizing your boat’s drive system can save you from inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs later on. To adequately prepare your drive system, it is best to work with a checklist. Be sure to change the engine and drive train oil, add antifreeze to the cooling system, fog the engine, preserve the fuel system, and adequately protect batteries. If you need help winterizing your boat, take it to a qualified marina for a thorough inspection and service. 

Winterize the Hull and Interior
While most boaters take care to winterize their drive system, many overlook the importance of preparing the hull and interior. The winter is a good time to make sure that your boat is clean and well maintained. Check the hull for stress cracks that could become worse during the winter months and schedule repairs with a boat service mechanic if necessary. Vacuum and clean out the interior, and clean the hull of any dirt, sand, and vegetation.

Find a Good Boat Storage Facility
To keep you boat safe and secure all winter long, it is important to find an adequate boat storage facility. At Moose Landing Marina, we offer Maine’s largest rack storage building, with the ability to house more than 330 boats. If you wish to store your boat indoors, our 100,000 square-foot indoor facility can accommodate your needs. Whichever storage facility you choose, we offer safe and secure boat transport.

For boat storage, service, and new and used boat sales in Maine, contact Moose Landing Marina. Located in Naples, we help hundreds of boat owners protect and secure their boats all winter long. Learn more about our services by calling (207) 693-6264.


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