Prepare Your Boat For Harsh Weather
Taking care of your boat during the winter season keeps it in good shape for summer.
Nothing compares to a wonderful sunset watching the horizon from your boat during summer. The sun, the breeze, the amazing colors in the sky, and the soothing sounds of the ocean. Vacations take a different sense when you get to share a good time with family and friends sailing on the open sea, but then comes the winter, and your boat needs to be taken care of.
Whether you keep your boat in the water, on a trailer, or store it on a lift, there are several maintenance tips you can execute to protect your boat during the winter weather.
Taking care of your boat’s exterior
Clean all salt, dirt, sand, grime, and barnacles from the decks of your ship, as these will damage the paint surface and invite bugs and creatures to stay. Apply paste wax to the exterior to create an acrylic shield over it; this will prevent dirt from penetrating the boat.
Taking care of your boat’s interior
Begin cleaning your boat’s interior by removing unnecessary items from it and store the life vests in a moisture-free atmosphere, eliminating the growth of mildew and mold. When possible, remove and store electronics to prevent corrosion. After getting all items out of your way, wipe down all surfaces with an anti-fungal detergent and wash the canvas with 303 Cleaner.
Using the right cover
Finally, cover your boat with a high quality, breathable canvas cover. Keeping debris and creatures out and allow all moisture to evaporate. We make wonderful custom covers for all purposes, so you can trust that we can help you take care of your boat during this winter season. Give us a call or contact us through our website, and we will craft the best cover you can ever imagine.