Winterizing in the Summer

Summertime is drawing to a close, and even though there is still some good weather left to enjoy, it’s time to think about getting your boat ready for the winter. Start looking over your girl and seeing what you can do to prepare her before wintertime rolls in.

Update Your Insurance Policy

If you only use your boat for a few months out of the year, your watercraft liability can change. You want it to be protected from the elements and from other water vessels, but the plans can vary if there are no people on board. According to Arroyo Insurance Services at
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Fluids and Oils

You change the oil on your car on a regular schedule, you need to be sure that you do the same in your boat. She’s a much larger engine, but the principles are similar. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can hire a boat repair specialist to take a look for you.

Sparkling Clean

Your vessel has collected a lot of buildup during her time in the water. Give her a good pressure washing and get rid of any barnacles, seaweed or any other nastiness. Make her shine by giving her a waxing.
You can enjoy your boat for a few more weeks, but summertime comes and goes quickly. Prepare your boat for winter while the sun is still in the sky and the weather cooperates!