William T. Gholson is the owner of a successful boating and automobile parts distribution business in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up boating and being around cars and learned to repair car engines from his father. He still remembers spending time with his family on the boat, and though he doesn’t take his boat out on the water as much as he would like, he still goes on boating trips with his two children once in a while. Here are a couple of tips you can use to store your boat during winter.
William T. Gholson knows the importance of preparing your boat well in advance before the first freeze. With just one freeze, your boat can sustain serious damage, so it’s best to think ahead and make sure you get all repairs and maintenance done on the boat. Check the propeller, change the engine oil, and apply grease before you put your boat away for winter.
Clean the Boat
Once you get your boat out of the water for the winter, you will need to clean it thoroughly. You might want to start by removing the bilge drain pipe and scrub the hull and deck down with boat wash or car wash, remember to use a boat brush with soft bristles and rinse the boat with fresh water. You will need to allow the boat to dry properly before you put it into the storage.
Prepare the Engine
You will need to ensure you fill the gas tank and add a fuel stabilizer. Operate the engine for about ten minutes to allow the additives to distribute properly. You might also want to change the oil and the oil filters before you put your boat in storage.
William T. Gholson owns and operates a successful boating and automobile parts distribution business in San Antonio, Texas.