498 Hoch Rd

Blandon, PA 19510

storing your boat over winter
September 14, 2015

Storing Your Boat Over Winter

Are you looking into storing your boat over winter? Protecting your boat from the weather is important, and will help to make it easier to get back out on the water next season. By following a few tips, you can save time next year and enjoy your boat more! Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips on the best storage procedures.

Here’s a list to get you started:

storing your boat over winter

Here are a few more tips for storing your boat over winter and keeping it protected:

-Wipe down boat to remove salt water

-Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air

-Open all drains to prevent damage from freezing                            ­

-Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics

-Change your oil filter and oil

-Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer

-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)

-Refresh the coolant system

-Spray with fogging oil

-Loosen or remove drive belts

-Disconnect battery

-Attach a proper winter cover


Although our facility does not offer boat storage, we can help you keep your belongings safe by keeping them in our storage units!