Here are the last three boat storage tips to know when keeping your boat in self storage for the winter.
6) Drain any coolant from the engine and replace it with propylene glycol base antifreeze which is non-toxic. This type of antifreeze is better for your engine and the environment as opposed to ethylene glycol base antifreeze which releases toxins.
7) Clear out the boat. Remove any sails, lines, fenders, and anchors. Take out the bunk cushions, fire extinguishers, flares, pfds, and carpets. Empty out all lockers and remove any loose gear from the boat. Ensure that you securely propped open all hatches, and locker doors. This will help improve air circulation. Finally, don’t forget to clean out the icebox or refrigerator.
8] Make sure to pump out the holding tank and concurrently flush the head with clean water multiple times. Close the head’s intake seacock and then remove the hose. Put the hose in half water and half non-toxic antifreeze. Then pump the head so all the water in hoses are replaced by anti-freeze. Finally put the hose back on the seacock and don’t open it.
Hopefully these tips are everything you wanted to know before putting your boat into storage during the harsh Winter months. Mother Nature’s cold climate can be unpredictable and fearsome; making it a real chore when preparing your boat for the Winter. That is why cheap short term storage companies are the solution to keeping your boat safe during the Winter.