Winter is always just around the corner after that beautiful Summer season. If your a serious boater or just like to casually relax out on the waters you know how quick Winter comes and how much of a chore it is to prepare your boat for this colder climate. That’s why many boaters are turning to short term storage companies as a solution to preparing their boat for the Winter. With short term storage companies, you can rent a storage unit for your boat on a month to month lease. Short term storage will save you money overall and help protect your boat during the colder seasons. Here are some of the best tips if you choose to put your prized boat into storage.
1) Ensure your boat’s gas tank is filled to the top, and add a fuel stabilizer. An empty gas tank will start to acquire moisture and any small amounts of gas left will to turn to water; causing the gas tank to corrode and rust. Also, always change the oil before putting your boat into storage. Electronic devices and the batteries should be removed if you plan on storing your boat in an outdoor parking unit.
2) Indoor boat storage is a lot more safer and provides protection from nature’s elements unlike outdoor boat storage. Regardless if you choose either type of storage, you should cover your boat with a tarp or something similar to protect it from dust. Indoor storage units can also provide climate control, which will keep the temperature and humidity at the best level for your boat.
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