Winterize Your Boat: Protect Your Investment

If you haven’t winterized your boat yet, you should do it now. It may be hard to understand why you would spend time and money on your boat when you aren’t going to be using it for several months, but the truth is that if you do not winterize your boat, and do so properly, the performance will suffer come spring.

Type of Engine

There are two different types of engines when it comes to boats: inboard and outboard. Each has their own special way of being winterized, so it is important to take this into account.

You will also want to ensure your boat has a full tank of gas and that your water system has anti-freeze. You’ll need to check the bilges, stern drive(s), head and interior.

You’ll have to determine whether you want to store your boat in water or out of water to keep it safe during the winter months. The process of winterization differs for each and it may be in your best interest to consult with a professional to determine which option is the best for your boat and where you live.

This is just a basic overview of what it takes to winterize your boat. You can take care of it yourself or you can hire a professional. If you do it yourself, make certain that you consult your watercrafts’ owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends..

If your boat is currently not insured, it may be time to think about purchasing boat insurance. Contact us at Apollo Insurance Services to discuss coverage options in Chino Hills, CA, and the surrounding areas.

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