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How To Take Care Of Your Boat Out Of Season

Winter is upon us and we need to prepare our cars for low temperatures. It is our responsibility to properly protect and prepare our boat for the best season. This article contains 10 tips to ensure your boat is safe and sound no matter what season. We started!

What are the considerations for winter boat maintenance?

Tip #1
All repairs should be done immediately. Don’t leave it to the last minute. You have the chance to repair any pieces that have been damaged by weather or use.

Tip #2
You should keep it in a safe place. It doesn’t matter if you put it in water or on the ground, it is best to cover it with a tarp. It is important to locate a safe place if you want to keep it off the water and have a policy that covers theft.

Tip #3
Cleaning. You should pay attention to the flooring, deck fittings, and moldings when maintaining pleasure craft. Make sure to take out the candles and wash them with mild soap.

Tip #4
Take care of your engine. This is an important issue, as it will affect the performance of your boat. To remove harmful salt water, make sure you use an antifreeze. You can also take advantage of this moment to change your oil or filters.

Tip #5
The battery and the light system should be checked. It is important to inspect the battery as part of boat maintenance. It is essential to charge the battery every month in order to avoid any damage. However, this may not be possible if you live outside of a major city. We recommend that you use a permanent charger instead.

Install a solar panel, or unplug it. Make sure that all lights work properly and that the bulbs have not been damaged. This is an important part of your security.

Tip #6
The interior temperature should be controlled. To avoid mold growth, it is important to keep your boat’s interior dry and ventilated. A dehumidifier is a good option for nautical use.

To detect cracks and scratches, check the whole structure. It is possible to repair superficial damage with a gel if the damage doesn’t reach the fiber. Professional intervention is required in the event of damage to fibers.

Tip #7
Look for flaws in the candles. Pay attention to any seams or wear. Be sure to inspect the areas that are more frictional and tension than others, such as the clew or the tack, before you store them.

Tip #8
Make sure you have inspected all items that are left inside your boat before closing it. If they are damaged, you can remove them and put them in a better place for conservation.

Tip #9
Last but not least, make sure you take all the protection and emergency items with you , not only for your safety, but also to comply with the relevant regulations.

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Hello, my name’s Marvin Armstrong, maritime seaman and sailor by trade.

This blog, although it wasn't meant to be a blog, but rather the site about my maritime interest, has now expanded to be an expression of my own lifestyle itself where I cover my interests and discoveries.

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